iPhone 5S Rumor Roundup: Fingerprint Sensor, A7 Processor and 10th September Launch

Submitted by lalit on August 12, 2013 - 6:22pm.

It’s almost given that we will be seeing the next generation iPhone that will be called iPhone 5S next month. Rumors about iPhone 5S started as soon as iPhone 5 was launched last year. However, those rumors are now distilling into some solid news and below are rumors that we think will come true:

Home Button with Fingerprint Sensor: According to Ming-Chi Kuo, a very reliable analyst, iPhone 5S will have a convex home button with imbedded fingerprint sensor. As the convex home button could be more easily scratched, so a harder material is required. Apple will switch from plastic to sapphire, whose hardness is second only to diamond. Sapphire would protect the home button from being scratched and the fingerprint sensor from being damaged.

A7 Processor: iPhone 5S will feature Apple’s next generation A7 processor. The new processor will be based on Cortex-A15 core and Power VR Series 6 graphics chipset. Rumors are Apple will go with quad-core configuration for the A7 processor, but it’s very likely that Apple might chose dual-core configuration to keep overall power requirement down.

Camera with Dual LED Flash: Many leaked photos have shown that iPhone 5S will use dual LED setup for flash, which should result in better indoor photography and more nature skin tones. As far as megapixels go rumors range from 8- to 13-megapixel. However, the latest rumors claim that it will be an 8-megapixel sensor with F2.0 lens for better low light photography.

Colors: Along with white and black colors the iPhone 5S will also come in gold color. iPhone 5S will be available in three colors rather then two.

Launch Date: ALLThingsD claims that Apple will unveil the next iPhone at a special event on September 10th. They have been accurate with these sort of Apple rumors in past and so we believe that iPhone 5S will be announced on September 10th and ship next Friday September 20th.