There have been many rumours in the past suggesting that the iPhone 5S will be unveiled in June/July, but there might be some truth behind them as today The Wall Street Journal reports that the iPhone 5S will go into full-scale production this quarter, and is perceived to be unveiled in summer.
WSJ expects the new iPhone to have the same body shape and screen size as the iPhone 5.
On top of this, WSJ has also learnt that Apple is still working with suppliers in Asia on making a lower-cost iPhone in different colours. It is also believed that it will have a 4-inch screen like the iPhone 5 and the casing of it will be made of a different material to the current iPhone. However, it is not expected to be ready for a 2013 release.
There was no doubt in anyone’s mind that we were all going to see an iPhone 5S be released this year, based on how Apple has released new iPhone models in the past. For the cheaper iPhone though, I never personally believed that Apple were seriously thinking of doing such a thing, as the iPhone 4 can be technically called their "cheaper iPhone", but the fact of the matter is that most people in developing countries simply can’t afford to spend what is the equivalent of a few week’s wages on a mobile telephone. In any case, this cheaper iPhone will still have to live up to Apple’s incredibly high standards, like all of their products, while allowing more and more people experience what is great about the iPhone.