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The Verge reports that Apple may release iOS 7 on September 10, the same day as the media event where it is widely expected to unveil the new iPhones.
The Verge has come to this conclusion based on an email that a developer has received from Nuance, the company whose voice recognition technology powers Siri.
From The Verge:
Apple may be expected to announce the iPhone 5S on September 10th, but at the rate things are being leaked it’s very difficult to believe that there will be any surprises left once Tim Cook and Phil Schiller set about unveiling Apple’s latest top of the range iPhone. As is becoming the norm on a yearly basis now, Apple’s various part suppliers have done a less than stellar job of keeping the new iPhone under wraps, with photos of the production and prototyping process popping up all over the place.
It’s not just photos of the parts that are leaking more than the Titanic though. Actual parts have sprouted legs and found their way into the hands of people with video cameras who, it would seem, just couldn’t wait to show off what they’ve managed to get their hands on.
With every new iPhone, most of the discussion centers around its look and not what comes inside.
But, according to multiple reports, Apple has designed a new 64-bit dual-core A7 system on a chip for the iPhone 5S. It is supposedly 31 percent faster, representing a serious slowdown in spec improvement. It proves that the smartphone market may have matured and that existing smartphone owners won’t feel the urge to upgrade to a new model anymore.
When it comes to smartphone chips, Apple is a lone ranger. It has been designing its own ARM-based chips for a couple of years. It outsources production to Samsung and other manufacturers. But the important part is that only Apple devices use Apple chips. So far, this strategy has proven to be successful.
The iPhone 4S was twice as powerful as the iPhone 4, and had nine times the graphics processing capabilities. The iPhone 5 was once again twice as fast as the iPhone 4S, with twice the graphics performance. That’s why this year’s 31 percent performance boost is lackluster. If the new iPhone is indeed called the iPhone 5S, the ‘S’ will certainly not stand for ‘speed’.
As we move close to September 10th, the “expected” announcement date for the now labeled iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, speculations and rumors have increased manifold, not to mention leaks of all sizes. A new addition to the mix is another “alleged” color for the iPhone 5S, which is none other than graphite, according to a leak from none other than Sonny Dickson.
The leaker of the said outer shell of the iPhone 5S, who goes by the name of Sonny Dickson, has leaked a number of images in the past as well. Those images include the external shell of the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S, both.
As the days tick away and we get ever closer to Apple’s rumored September 10th iPhone announcement, more and more information is beginning to leak out about what Tim Cook and his band of merry men will be showing off the the world. There are already plenty of rumors doing the rounds, and those are sure to pick up pace in the next week or two.
The latest information comes from a tweet by Clayton Morris of Fox News fame. The self-confessed gadget fan claims that he has heard that the new top of the range iPhone, expected to be called the iPhone 5S, will feature an A7 processor that is “running at about 31% faster” than the iPhone 5′s A6 model. The A7, according to reports, is expected to feature a dual-core design just as the current crop of chips do.