KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a good track record of predicting Apple’s product plan, has released his new research report to clients with his updated predictions for the upcoming iPhone 5S…
Here are some of the highlights of the iPhone 5S specs that Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted in his research report:
- iPhone 5S will be powered by a new A7 chip
- 1GB LPDDR3 RAM
- A sapphire Home button with fingerprint sensor.
- Same iPhone 5 like 8-megapixel camera, but with larger f/2.0 aperture for improved low-light photography.
- A new gold color iPhone 5S model.
- A high-end 128GB storage option.
- No NFC capabilities in iPhone 5S.
We reckon A7 will upgrade memory bandwidth spec to LPDDR3 from LPDDR2 adapted by A6, in an effort to improve system performance,” Kuo added. “Since Apple is in charge of both hardware and OS design, it is capable of minimalizing memory capacity at an optimized state. Therefore, A7’s RAM will likely be unchanged at 1GB.
The analyst also expects Apple to sell 35 million iPhone 5S units (this doesn’t include iPhone 5C or older models) in 2013 given that fingerprint sensor demand is met by the manufacturers.
There have been conflicting reports about the amount of RAM and the Camera sensor in iPhone 5S. Some reports claim 2GB RAM and 12MP camera in upcoming iPhone 5S. Apple is expected to launch iPhone 5S alongside iPhone 5C, a low-cost model, at a media event on September 10th.
What do you think about these iPhone 5S specs?