The news of the Apple team going back to the drawing board for the improved iPhone hasn’t been a secret. According to a report from AllThingsD, Apple plans to unveil their newest iPhone device, the iPhone 5s on September 10. As for the certainty of its unveiling date, AllThingsD is the most reliable source for all things Apple these days. Although the date is set, many questions about the iPhone 5s have gone unanswered, as the details of its new functions have been kept under wraps, which is usually what Apple is best known for.
That said, since the announcement of a new iPhone there has been some leaks out there. We know that there might be a fingerprint sensor, which looks to be a pretty solid leak considering Apple bought AuthenTec, who specializes in security hardware as such. In addition, the latest operating system, iOS 7 came with a new beta program labeled Biometric Kit, which hinted at the possible move to fingerprint sensory.
As far as the design, it doesn’t seem likely that Apple is going to spring for a major redesign, as they just changed it with the latest phone. Before that the folks at Apple were pretty content with letting the iPhone’s design speak for itself for three generations.
One thing that comes as a bit of a surprise, although not a shabby business move, is the rumor that Apple may just release a cheaper version of the new phone for people who want in on the exclusive club without paying a large amount for it. This proves to be a clever and probably a necessary business strategy, seeing as the marketplace has taken a dip as Android models have caught up on the competition. This offer may just put them head and shoulders above the rest.
Other than the new features that were leaked, we’ll just have to wait for the press conference in September. Be sure to mark your calendars.