The next iPhone version named the iPhone 5S is for sure going to happen towards fall this year. That it will come pre-loaded with the radically new iOS 7 is another surety. No wonder, the iPhone 5S has emerged one of the favorite topics of discussions among gadget freaks worldwide. While these talks center on what to expect in the new device, the other angle which could be discussed is what not to expect in the device as well.
Apple has lifted the curtains off its new iOS 7 OS at their Worldwide Developers Conference held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. What was evident was the all new look and feel of the iOS 7. As of now the new features which the iOS 7 has are its AirDrop function which would be available for the iPhone 5 and iPod touch devices for now. There is also the camera functions and the photo editing application that calls for attention. The calendar and the lock screen feature of the device it would run on also are new. These are however not the final list of changes before its release which is towards the end of this year.
The new iOS would be supported by iPhone 4 and above, the iPad 2 and above as well as the iPod touch. Users of these device can expect to be able to upgrade sometime end November.
For those who are waiting for a new phone or want to upgrade, the iPhone 5S may be worth waiting for due its supposedly 13 megapixel camera and a more powerful processor that makes it a faster gadget to work on. Apple usually launches it new products in the fall, so the iPhone 5S could also be expected at that time period. Apple also normally releases a new device with any new OS release.
But then, that the new device would come with no ifs and buts in its working would be wrong. There is Apple and its associated carriers whose endeavor is to give its buyers and subscribers a hassle free new device, but in all probability there would the teething issues with the device at launch.
Those who are crazy about the new device must book in advance, for Apple has the reputation of creating a shortage scenario for its devices by coming out with lesser number of units than the demand. For those who do not go for the pre-order options, would have to know Apple retail contact addresses. Those trying to place a pre-order should also be ready to face some hindrance in the booking process itself.
The iPhone 5S would also not have carrier support from day one. Carrier support would however be quite large after sometime of its existence. Case in example is iPhone 5 which T-Mobile started to support after its existence for some time and now even US Cellular also confirming the same for later this year. These two operators would sure take on the iPhone 5S as well.
Third party sellers of the iPhone have been known to sell sets that are not supported by the main carriers that Apple subscribes to. Users have faced problems on this count with the previous models of the iPhone. There is also the issue of such third party retailers delivering the item against a pre-order after long delay.
So far as pricing goes, buyers of the iPhone 5S should not expect much of a price difference or reduction with the smartphone likely to cost $199.99 as the on-contract price. Samsung Galaxy S4 as well as HTC One, both of which are competitors to the iPhone is also expected to come at the same $199.99 price range. Also, buyers must not expect any add on deals with the iPhone 5S as well as no drop in price tag soon after the release date. This happens with Android devices but not so in the history of Apple and its devices.