August 12, 2013
Sources told AllThingsD Apple would unveil the highly-anticipated iPhone 5S during a special event.
While the company has not confirmed the event date or even the name of its upcoming iPhone, it is thought the device, which will run iOS 7, will include a better camera, a quicker processor and a fingerprint sensor which will be used to secure the phone.
The company previewed iOS 7 at its June 10 event in San Francisco, calling it “the most significant update since the original iPhone.”
The new OS features a control center that allows users to access their device’s controls all in one place, including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplane Mode, several applications and the ability to adjust screen brightness and stream music. As well, users can now access the Notification Centre from the Lock screen, and are able to view details such as weather, traffic, meetings and events with the new ‘Today’ feature that provides an “at-a-glance view of your day.”
It has also been rumored Apple could launch a low-end version of its signature phone, dubbed the iPhone 5C. The company has been hard-pressed to compete with Android in developing markets where the price-tag of its high-quality phones is a barrier for many.