A new iOS 7 concept video released shows off an updated build of Apple's software with widgets and an enhanced lock screen.
- Image courtesy of Chronic Dev
The concept, created by designer F. Bianco, borrows many of the features already available to jailbreak users. Older concepts for iOS 7 focused on widgets and lock screen enhancements. Bianco shows off a number of concepts including ones for widgets, app switching, media controls, and much more.
iOS 7 is expected to debut sometime this year and should roll out around the same time as the next generation iPhone. Siri will also gain some new abilities with the OS.
The iPhone 5S release will happen in June and the cheaper iPhone model will arrive in September, according to a new report by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
He believes Apple will launch the iPhone 5S with some incremental upgrades including a faster processor, a better camera, and an NFC chip, which will usher in a new digital wallet software developed by the company.
The device might also come with a biometric security feature, but Munster stated that this would more likely be included in the iPhone 6.
Another lower cost iPhone will arrive in September, according to Munster.
"We continue to believe Apple will have a cheaper phone product to address the emerging markets. In recent public comments, Tim Cook noted that the original iPod cost $399 and eventually the company released a $49 iPod Shuffle which addressed a broader market," he said. "We believe Apple will likely introduce a cheaper device in the September quarter."
A picture of what could be the home button for the iPhone 5S leaked onto the internet last week.
The picture was posted by a Japanese vendor known as Moumantai. The home button in the picture is very similar to the one used on the iPhone 5 with the main difference being the flex cable used to connect the main logic board. The cable on the iPhone 5S is much longer than the version found on the iPhone 5. It is also routed differently through the device's body, according to 9to5Mac.