Rumor: Ceramic iPhone 5S Getting Announced in June, Hitting Shelves in July

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Internet rumor alert! Put on your helmets. The latest scuttlebutt coming out of the tubes suggests that Apple will be announcing the next iPhone - more than likely the iPhone 5S - on June 20 of this year for a release in early July. That isn't all that crazy as Apple has made June announcements in the past. What is new, however, is that a recent patent suggests the body of the phone may be ceramic.

The materials mentioned in the patent are zirconia and alumina. If you're a regular Joe like myself, those names mean nothing to you. What you should is know that they'll allow for a cheaper iPhone body, and zirconia supposedly allows radio waves to pass through it, so it would work just fine for electronics.

Apple has yet to announce the dates for this year's Worldwide Developer's Conference, but assuming it keeps the same schedule as last year, that would put the iPhone 5S announcement right after it.

via Slash Gear


Dylan Duarte is a freelance writer who's covered film, television, videogames, and of course tech! He's also an aspiring screenwriter and likes that watching movies is considered "work" because of it. You can follow him on twitter @dylanduarte, but be warned that it's mostly the nonsensical ramblings of a potty-mouth.

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