KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new research note claiming that the iPhone 5S will be available in gold and have a 128GB storage option.
We also forecast the new model will add a new look, a golden casing, and a new option for larger 128GB storage, to offer greater differentiation from iPhone 5.
We’ve already seen numerous leaks of gold colored iPhone components which corroborate Kuo’s prediction.
A new 128GB storage option would double the currently available storage for the iPhone 5. This would be welcomed improvement for those who store a lot of media on their devices. Notably, Apple has already increased the storage on its iPad to a max of 128GB.
Kuo also says the new iPhone will get 1GB DDR3 RAM.
We reckon A7 will upgrade memory bandwidth spec to LPDDR3 from LPDDR2 adapted by A6, in an effort to improve system performance. Since Apple is in charge of both hardware and OS design, it is capable of minimalizing memory capacity at an optimized state. Therefore, A7’s RAM will likely be unchanged at 1GB.
In a previous note, Kuo predicted the iPhone 5S would have a convex sapphire home button with a built-in fingerprint sensor.
Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 5S on September 10th.