By Stephen Schenck | December 10, 2012 11:52 AM
We’ve already heard a good bit of speculation regarding Apple’s next iPhone, so far attached to the name iPhone 5S, though we’ve no reason yet to believe that will be its official title. Most of that has focused on what Apple could be thinking concerning just when to release the phone, without going into much detail on what exactly would make it different from the iPhone 5. Now one analyst is taking a stab at few specifics, and some of what he suggests could be a big departure from iPhones of years past.
These ideas come from analyst Peter Misek, who has a bit of a hit-and-miss record when it comes to Apple gear. Maybe he’s missing the mark entirely this time, maybe he nails it, but we’re guessing the truth could lie somewhere between the two.
Misek believes that Apple will finally start selling the iPhone 5S in a multitude of colors, iPod-style. That may seem long overdue, but considering how many colorful case options the iPhone always seems to have available, we’re not sure just how big a difference it might make.
He also takes a few stabs at iPhone hardware, suggesting that Apple will come around to accepting NFC and include support in the iPhone 5S. That would be great to see, but we also know how hard-headed Apple can be about adopting tech just because everyone else is using it. There’s also mention of a “better” battery (not necessarily larger), and a “super HD camera/screen”. We have no idea what “super HD” is supposed to be, unless Apple is thinking of going the way of 1080p with >400ppi pixel density.
According to Misek, the iPhone 5S will launch in June.