Apple will announce its iPhone 5S in June and sell the new smartphone in July, according to a new issue of Japanese magazine MacFan. The rumor — and it is very much a rumor at this point — lines up with other reports that suggest Apple will announce its next iPhone in June. MacFan said Apple’s budget iPhone is indeed real but won’t launch at the same time as the iPhone 5S and will instead hit the market a month later in August.
Unfortunately the rumor is basically being passed on like a game of telephone. We weren’t able to find the story on the company’s website but Japanese site Macotakara apparently read the news through a print version of MacFan.
On Thursday a source close with Apple manufacturer Foxconn also said the iPhone 5S will launch in June. Most pundits are expecting a faster processor, increased memory and other hardware. There’s also speculation Apple will add a fingerprint scanner under the home button and finally add NFC support. In general, though, we think most of the improvements are going to be made on the software and services side through iOS 7, which is expected to be easier to use (if that’s even possible).