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Bright future for next-gen iPhone?

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  • Tired of your brand new iPhone 5? You may be in luck
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  • Analyst: New phone may be first offered in different colors
Bright future for next-gen iPhone?

For all the things Apple has changed or upgraded since the original iPhone, two things have basically remained the same.

1. Just when you're getting settled with a new one, word spreads a newer new one is on the way.

2. That newer new one will be available in the same three (non)colors: black, white or slate.

Well one of those things may finally be about to change. The next iPhone will reportedly be offered in a range of hues, which of course means the other thing -- the one where everyone who just bought an iPhone sighs, shakes his head and whispers to his phone he'll still love it no matter what -- is still happening.

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The new iPhone will be called the iPhone 5S and may hit the market in June, 2013, according to Peter Misek, an analyst for the investment bank Jefferies. He also predicts the 5S will "include a new super HD camera/screen, a better battery, and NFC. Possible updates include an IGZO screen for Retina+, 128GB storage, and coming in 6 to 8 colors."

The palette may resemble something close to the colors Apple rolled out this Fall for the new iPod Touch.

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Apple is, of course, not saying anything right now about a new iPhone, and Misek has an up-and-down record of predicting the company's next moves, which you can read more about here and here if interested.

However, after Apple introduced the iPad 4 just seven months after the previous iPad launch, I don't think it would come as any great shock if the rumors of another new iPhone are spot on.

So the question now becomes: What color are you gonna get?

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