Apple to Release iPhone 6, iPhone 5S This Year?
There has been a lot of speculation that tech giant Apple will release two handsets this year – the major iPhone 6 and the low cost smartphone dubbed as iPhone 5S.Reuters

American technology major Apple has reportedly started production of the much-awaited successor to iPhone 5.

Japanese website Macotakara has claimed that Foxconn, Apple's official contractor, recently finished test trials of the iPhone 5 successor (expected to be named iPhone 5S) and the productions of iPhone 5S has already begun.

Recent reports revealed that iPhone 5S may keep its predecessor's display size, but with a  thinner body and improved internal components along with a faster processor and a ramped-up LED flash support for the main camera to assist in low-light image shooting. The upcoming smartphone is also expected to come packed with the finger-print sensor software as well. 

That's not all; there are reports that next generation iPad will also make its debut, most probably before the iPhone 5S launch in August.

Expected Features of Apple iPhone 5S Include:

Model Apple iPhone 5S
Processor A7/28nm chipset
Display Size 4.o-inches
Main camera 8.0-megapixel withLED Smart flash technology
Front camera 1.2-megapixel
Battery 1600 mAh
External Casing Metal(2 colours)
Thickness 7.6 mm
Weight 112 g
Price Expected to be around $600 to $700(without contract)

There are reports that Apple would bring in cheaper iPhones with multiple sizes and colours, particularly for emerging markets such as China and India. Market analyst Brian White believed that this strategy would help Apple to "better bifurcate the market and expand its reach".

But, Apple seems to be keeping mum about the reports in the media despite cheap iPhone rumour has become a hot topic for debate among market analysts around the world.

Keeping in line with its secrecy policy, Apple has stayed away from commenting about the reports, even as the rumours of a cheap iPhone in the making are gaining traction.

(With inputs from AppleInsider)