Apple rumor roundup: iPhone 5S, iPad 5, budget iPhone

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Are you ready for the latest round of gossip about Apple’s upcoming gear? This time we get to hit all the big players, with details showing up that concern the flagship iPhone 5S, the rumored cheaper iPhone, as well as the next iPad.

Some if this is minor stuff, like a tweaked shape for the rear microphone near the iPhone 5S’s camera. The 5S could also get a bigger dual-LED flash and be available in three or more colors.

The idea of new colors continues for the budget iPhone, with white, pink, green, blue, yellow, orange, navy, gold, and gray all mentioned as options Apple will be testing. Reportedly, manufacturing tests get underway next month, with production coming up to speed later in July.

As for the iPad 5, we could also be looking to changes with the microphone used when filming video, just like on the iPhone 5S. There could also be a change to how SIM cards work with the tablet, but the translation makes the details a little unclear. Finally, the iPad 5 may be set to arrive after the iPhone 5S, not before.

Source: Macotakara (Google Translate)
Via: 9to5 Mac

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