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Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C wireless charging cases pop up at IFA 2013

Apple is expected to release two new smartphones, the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C, tomorrow at a special event and it is no surprise to see that Taiwanese manufacturers have already started to produce accessories for what promises to be the biggest launch of the year for Apple. We stopped by Esorun in the Taiwan pavilion at IFA. It had a classic battery casing for the iPhone 5C as well as a wireless Qi charging case for the iPhone 5/5S and 5C known as the Blade 5.

After a rather tepid iPhone 5 launch, there are high hopes that Apple will come up with an array of models that will allow the company to cover all bases rather than rely on a single model. Expected innovations include an integrated fingerprint scanning technology, a larger array of colours and a faster processor.

Whether or not, it will allow the iPhone to keep pace with the rest of the Android smartphones remains to be seen. It is likely that Apple will focus even more on enhancing the software side of things, perhaps with totally new features thrown in to prepare it for the onslaught of Android Kit Kat.

The company also demoed a 3-in-1 mobile device called the KR800 which combines a key ring charger, keychain USB cable and USB flash drive. It has a 1,000mAh capacity, weighs a mere 38g and has a capacity of up to 64GB. For the latest updates about Apple’s iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C on our dedicated live coverage page here.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.