Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) may be looking to release both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 in 2013 — far earlier than anyone expected. According to a recent article by the International Business Times, an alleged source within Apple’s supply chain claims to have seen the newest versions of the iPhone.
However, there are numerous doubts about the authenticity of this report. For one, the pictures of the “new” iPhone are almost identical to what the current iPhone 5 looks like. In addition, IBT themselves doubt the authenticity without corroboration from trusted sources.
So what should we make of it? Probably nothing. This isn’t to say that the iPhone 5S won’t be coming out this year; Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White released a report this year saying that not only is it likely the 5S comes out this year, but that the 5S will likely come in different colors and sizes, too.
“Our checks indicate that the next iPhone will have more choices for customers,” White said. “This entails an expansion in both the color patterns and screen sizes with the next iPhone (i.e., likely called the iPhone 5S) that we currently believe will be launched in May/June with certain supply production starting in March/April.”