iPhone 5S Production Allegedly Underway, Improved CPU And Fingerprint Scanner?

iPhone 5S Production Fingerprint ScannerAccording to a recent report from the Japanese blog Macotakara, Foxconn is preparing to ramp up production on the rumored forthcoming iPhone 5S, which can be manufactured using the same production lines as the current iPhone 5.

The blog report also suggests that while Japan’s main cellular provider – NTT DoCoMo – doesn’t carry iPhones at this point in time, the company has cut back on Android phone orders for the fall 2013 season, suggesting the carrier may offer the next-generation iPhone within the vague August through October timeframe.

Additionally, it was also reported on the same day by iMore that the iPhone 5S will likely be released sometime this August, making for a late-summer, early-fall iPhone launch. Moreover, numerous reports have suggested that Apple will enter production stages for the iPhone 5S sometime this spring, which aligns perfectly with the newly-rumored launch schedule.

Also, similar to the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5S is said to feature the same basic design as its predecessor, the iPhone 5, while offering a number of internal upgrades. The next-generation iPhone is rumored to have an upgraded processor, which is to be expected of every iPhone upgrade, an improved camera sensor, either an improved LED flash or a dual-LED system and, while it seems a little far-fetched, an integrated biometric fingerprint sensor in the traditional home button.

In the past, Macotakara has been fairly accurate when it comes to details pertaining to pre-release Apple devices, including the current iPod touch and nano. Stay tuned for complete coverage on Apple, the future iOS-based devices and the rumored iPhone 5S.