According to an alleged Japanese carrier sales sheet, Apple’s next handset will be called the iPhone 5S and will launch at some point in July, with preorder starting on June 20th. Among other details, it is mentioned that the device will run iOS 7 and feature a 13Mpx rear camera.
According to Jay Yarow with Business Insider, Apple’s new big announcement won’t be related to hardware, but instead it will be new software. The columnist believes the company will introduce it at this year’s WWDC in June. While the focus of the upcoming software product remains unknown, it’s believed to be either a mobile or iCloud-related app.
In the past couple of months, Apple has been polishing up the details of its future ‘spaceship’ campus in Cupertino. The updated project was recently published on the city’s website, including the campus description, site, landscaping and floor plans, a bycicle plan and renderings, which look mostly identical to the originally filed pictures. The revised headquarters is still a 2.8 million square feet site with a lot of trees housing 14,200 employees.
Having launched Facebook Home for Android, the social networking giant seems to be planning to its software to Windows Phone and iOS. This is evident as Facebook is negotiating with Microsoft and the “fruit company” at the moment. Adam Mosseri, social network’s director of product, talked with Bloomberg on April 15 about this matter. He has made a statement that Facebook has demonstrated its product to representatives of Apple, and the companies are having talks at the moment. Adam Mosseri has pointed out that there isn’t a done deal now.
Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing says the company does not have the intention to make larger products; instead, the aim of the ‘fruit company’ is to make the better products smaller. The rumors of a larger iPhone are not all gone yet, some still speculate over Apple’s possible plans to out something called ‘iPhone 5X’ or similar.