The next iPhone will feature new touch-sensor technology, a choice of two screen sizes and will be available in a range of five colors, according to recent rumors.
The latest round of rumors 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 colors.
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.
Apple is also planning to offer a choice of screen size and color when the company launches the iPhone 5S, possibly in May or June 2013. It should be available in five different colors: pink, yellow, blue, white and silver and black and slate.
Other Apple products arriving in 2013 include an Apple Radio which is coming in March, an iPad Mini with Retina Display, and an Apple Television which is scheduled to hit the market in November of this year.
Apple’s chief of marketing, Phil Schiller, appears to have shot down the possibility of a low cost iPhone coming out in a recent interview with a Chinese publication.
“Some manufacturers use cheap smartphones as a replacement for feature phones, but this is not Apple’s product development direction,” Schiller explained in that interview, claiming that Apple will concentrate on making the best devices it can rather than worrying about new ways to grab market share from lower-priced rivals.