Rumour: iPhone 5S to launch in June

(AFP PHOTO / FILES / Kimihiro Hoshino)

(AFP PHOTO / FILES / Kimihiro Hoshino)

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, Last Updated: 10:54 AM ET

The next iPhone will feature new touch-sensor technology, a choice of two screen sizes and will be available in a range of five colours, according to recent rumors.

The latest round of rumours relating to the next Apple iPhone suggests that it will come with a new form of touchscreen technology called touch on display, which offers an improvement over the current iPhone 5's touch-sensing capabilities, and that it will come in a choice of two different screen sizes and five different colours.

According to The China Times, recent supply constraints relating to the iPhone 5 have been caused by production problems with its display and that this, coupled with the fact that many iPhone users have reported scrolling problems with the latest version of the handset, has prompted Apple to move to a different touch sensor technology for future models of its smartphone.

Meanwhile, according to the latest investment note published this week by Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White and first reported by the AppleInsider blog, his research has led him to claim that Apple is planning to offer a choice of screen size and colour when the company launches the iPhone 5S, possibly in May or June 2013. "Our checks indicate that the next iPhone will have more choices for customers. This entails an expansion in both the colour patterns and screen sizes with the next iPhone that we currently believe will be launched in May/June with certain supply production starting in March/April," he wrote. White believes the next iPhone will be available in five different colours: pink, yellow, blue, white and silver and black and slate.


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