There’s plenty of last-minute debate over just what will and won’t show up at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference next week, but the one product that hardly anyone’s strongly campaigning for is the iPhone 5S. It’s not that we don’t expect a new iPhone sometime this year, but the rumors have made an announcement at this point sound a bit premature. Some had talked about the idea of a launch in September, but today we get another assessment of when Apple could finally pull the curtain back on the successor to the iPhone 5, as well as looks at a few more components attributed to the handset.
These parts are more of the ilk we’ve seen before, with assemblies for the home button, front-facer, and vibrating motor revealed. Ultimately, they’re not that interesting on their own, but the fact that this home button doesn’t match previous leaks is noteworthy, and either suggest we’re looking at multiple models or that Apple’s been rethinking its design.
As for a launch, a new analyst report claims that Apple’s facing delays getting all the phone’s components together, and issues with the display in particular could lead to Apple pushing its original timetable back between two and four weeks. Late September could still be in the running, but we could also easily be looking at an October launch now.