We’ve already reported that the screen of the next iPhone was preparing to enter production, ahead its suggested launch date in June. This time WSJ reports that Apple is gearing up to begin production on the iPhone 5S with an eye on a potential summer launch for the device, with sources close to the matter claiming the upgrade to the current iPhone 5 will be similar in in scope to the 4S's improvements on the 4 . As for the though details regarding the 5S's potential specifications, they were not made available at the time.
Moreover, the rumors claim that Apple is looking to launch the next version of its OS sometime in mid-2013, forcing some to speculate that the 5S might be the leading device for the upcoming iOS. Provided the company has recently been under stress to meet the pace set by its rivals with rapid fire product launches, It seems quite likely that Apple would decide to get a new product into the public eye sooner rather than later.
The Cupertino-based company thus far declined to comment on the rumors; although there has been some speculation about an August launch for the iPhone 5S for some time.