Apple iPhone 5S Will Have a 'Killer Feature' [Analyst]

Posted March 18, 2013 at 9:03pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 30407 views

Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said the upcoming Apple iPhone 5S will have a 'killer feature' in an interview on the "Fast Money Halftime Report" with Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

Barrons notes that Huberty predicted a big comeback for Apple due to software features for the phone, including a 'killer feature'.

"I do believe that AAPL is approaching a bottom. As you have heard, they are talking about returning more cash, and we think they will do that in coming weeks. But people don’t own AAPL for that, they own AAPL for innovation. You saw the Samsung Galaxy S4 come out last week, that shows you the innovation cards are up for grabs. What is lacking in that product [the S4] is a killer feature. We think that’s where Apple will surprise this year. This [iPhone] 5S cycle this year will be about a killer feature that drives consumers increasingly to the platform, and that increases the value of those 500 million accounts."

Apple is said to have already started production of the iPhone 5S which could feature a fingerprint scanner or even NFC capabilities. Release is rumored for between June and August.

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wtf - March 20, 2013 at 11:02am
Wtf is this killer switch ? Can anyone please explain ?
Fukran John - March 19, 2013 at 5:00pm
The killer feature is apple bringing back "google maps "
Craig - March 20, 2013 at 12:12am
Google Maps has been back, search Google Maps in the app store.
firens - March 19, 2013 at 3:16pm
http://5kar.at.ua/
angexpress - March 19, 2013 at 12:56pm
Apple iPhone 3G, 4, 5 focuses on phone design much more than software features. 3GS, 4S and 5S focuses on speed, and new functionality. If Apple changed the design of their phone every 6 months, everyone would freak out that they have to buy new cases for their phone every 6 months. I think they have it right. When you buy a phone, you're stuck for at least 2-3 years before upgrading, so why would they change the look of their device every 6 months? Apple's iPhone still works well after 2-3 years, where Androids work like crap after a year and that's why you're always looking to upgrade. You can get the latest iOS on all Apple phones, can Android say that... yeah, that's what I thought. No support, because the phones can't handle shit after the month year it was made.
DavidG - March 19, 2013 at 2:53pm
Very true and very well said. I had to change my android 3 times in 3 years and then had to use refurbished after the first. My iPhone 4 s is do much more stable. Also true on everything else. Well said.
DavidG - March 19, 2013 at 2:56pm
I do still wish they would make the iPhone slightly larger again and less heavy. Also a little more customization and personalization capabilities without jail breaking would be a killer feature or features.
DavidG - March 19, 2013 at 2:57pm
I meant 3 times in 2 years and was given refurbished. Luckily with the new contract I got my iPhone.
earligor - March 19, 2013 at 5:09pm
No Support Apple: Iphoe 2G & 3G Stuck on older Firmware. Take a closer look. Next Time
angexpress - March 19, 2013 at 8:15pm
Sorry, you're correct. But you can't hate about that. If Apple put their latest iOS on a 5 year old device, it would slow it right down. I love that they care about the enduser experience. They put iOS 6 on pretty much all devices (let's be reasonable), and they strip things that will slow down the older devices (eg. Siri). They force developers to develop Apps to their new screen size instead of cheating with a magnified image (this is what Android does, everything is magnified/stretched to the screen size you have). I don't understand why people hate a company that cares about our overall experience. Why send your money to South Korea (Samsung), do your research on Samsung and find out how corrupt the family that owns Samsung really is, government bribery, and "mafia like" activity for many years.
DavidG - March 20, 2013 at 5:26pm
Don't they have a movie about them? The Koran Samsung family I mean. I think I saw something in Netflix about that privileged family.
Ali Larter - March 19, 2013 at 12:05pm
All this is a propaganda and marketing plan for Apple . we all remember how they made ppl dream about phenomenon feature in the next big thing "Iphone 5" . and we all know that it was a bit faster with a bit taller and thinner screen phone , nothing more . so iclarified stop lying peace all
Ali Larter - March 19, 2013 at 12:26pm
and oh , samsung is so stupid coz they didnt tease enough with their "S4" its been couple of months adverts about " GET READY 4" i think. they should learn from apple , from today they started leakin' stuff and teasing for a phone six month yet to come . samsung in a rush to release the next phone or wrist watch or whatever ..
blackappleworld - March 19, 2013 at 3:29pm
i Totally Agree With Ali!
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