iPhone 5S 128GB storage option rumored

Aug 18, 2013
iPhone 5S 128GB storage option rumored

Rumors are abundant about the iPhone 5S and they just keep coming. In fact, AppleInsider got the scoop from Ming-Chi Kuo, a KGI analyst, on several rumors, including the prediction that the next-gen iPhone will feature a 128GB option along with the gold casing we previously reported on.

While many of the features of the iPhone 5S will remain the same, there are a few new aspects that are notable. Kuo predicts a processor bump up to the A7 system-on-chip design with 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM. Efficiency is estimated to increase by 20 percent with this update.

He also expects a 128GB on-board flash memory option, which keeps in line with memory boost to the fourth-gen iPad Apple made earlier this year. This analysis falls in line with other rumors we’ve already heard about, including the addition of a fingerprint sensor, a f2.0 aperture lens for the rear-facing camera, and new "champagne" or gold casing options.

Finally, Kuo doesn’t anticipate near-field communication or NFC being added to the iPhone 5S this time around. An announcement date of September 10 is anticipated, at which time a more affordable handset, the iPhone 5C, is also expected to be revealed.

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