Peter Misek of Jefferies, an investment banking firm, is predicting the iPhone 5S will arrive next summer and will come in a flurry of colors. Misek sent out a note Monday explaining some of his prognostications for the next revision of the extremely popular Apple smartphone.
According to different reports, Misek predicts that the iPhone 5S, as the phone will most likely be called, will launch in June. If that truly is the case, then the iPhone 5S would be the first Apple smartphone to launch during the summer months since the iPhone 4. Along with the launch date, Misek also predicts the iPhone 5S will be offered in, are you sitting down?, six to eight colors.
This isn’t hard to believe since some of Apple’s rivals — for example, Nokia and Samsung — have begun to release their phones with various color options. Earlier this year, Apple also released the latest version of the iPod Touch in
six different colors options. It should also be noted that other consumer products like laptops from Dell have used color options to allow customers to have a more personal experience with products. In fact, perhaps the colors will match the colors from the original Apple logo as pictured, here, in this post. I’d go for the green one, I think.
Misek also guesses that the iPhone 5S will come with a “super HD” camera and screen, improved
battery function and will finally support Near-Field Communication technology, or NFC. NFC allows devices that support it to share files by “bumping” or touching another device with NFC. NFC is a feature many Android phones already possess. NFC also allows transactions to occur by using the cell phone in proximity to a NFC enabled terminal (vending machines, for example).
There you have Misek’s predictions, but whether he’s accurate is a whole different deal. He was recently off the mark on his version of the iPad mini and may be off on another prediction involving the rumored Apple television set. However, he has been close to the mark on predictions involving Apple products in the past as the San Francisco Chronicle points out.
Now, there are those techies out there that wonder if Apple might take this color “innovation” to the patent office as a differentiating technological feature along with curved corners.