Apple could launch its seventh-generation iPhone, dubbed iPhone 6 or iPhone 5S, in June or July of next year, with several improvements and new features including NFC, 128GB of storage and a choice of six to eight colours.

In a research report released on Monday, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek said: "Based on our checks, likely updates [in the next iPhone] include a new super HD camera/screen, a better battery, and NFC."

"Possible updates include an IGZO screen for Retina+, 128GB of storage, and coming in six to eight colours," he continued.

Apple's latest iPod touch launch saw the introduction of several new colours of the device, which was previously available in just Black and White, suggesting that the company could do the same for its next iPhone, and maybe future iPads too.

Misek also claims that there are several iPhone 6 prototypes "floating around."

"The model with a 4.8in screen is the most interesting," he said. "It has a Retina+ IGZO screen, a new A7 quad-core processor variant, and a new form factor with no home button. Full gesture control is also possibly included."

Also in his research note this week, Misek mentioned the possibility of a low-cost iPhone launch in 2013, as well as an iPad 5, iPad mini 2, and the highly anticipated Apple television.

[Via Apple Insider]

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