If rumors and analysts are to be believed then Apple lovers have a good news as the next generation iPhone 5s and a cheaper iPhone are likely to be launched in August or September 2013. The iPhone 5S will feature a 4.5-inch screen and the cheaper smartphone model will sport a polycarbonate body.
According to Barclays analyst Kirk Yang, Apple is working on both an iPhone 5S and a cheaper iPhone expected to be launched in the August-September this year. Both the iPhone 5 successor and the budget iPhone will have two models, with the second one being manufactured especially for emerging markets.
Many analysts are also speculating that another advanced model iPhone 6 is also in the making and this smartphone will be equipped with a 4.8-inch screen, Retina+ IGZO screen, a new A7 quad-core processor variant, a new design with no home button and even fully in-built gesture controls, and could be available in 6 to 8 colors.
Whatever Apple may be planning for the coming months, we are of the opinion that Apple is losing the plot to Android smartphones, who have become very aggressive in recent months and many Android smartphones stalwarts like Samsung,LG,HTC and of late Sony, are flooding the market with their Android flagship devices. The real challenge for Apple is from Samsung who is encashing on its huge success of its Galaxy range of smartphones and is coming out with Galaxy S IV on 14th March on the turf of Apple in US. Not far behind is LG, who has claimed to sold more than 10 million smartphone LTE devices since its launch and its Optimus range of smartphones are catching the imagination of the customers. In this race of Android smartphones, one cannot ignore HTC and Sony and these Asian companies will make life difficult for Apple in the coming months.
Unfortunately, Apple is stuck-up with only one smartphone device unlike Samsung and other companies, which have solutions for almost every pocket. Apple will have to replan its strategies to maintain its leadership in smartphone arena and coming months would be very challenging for this giant technology company.