It looks like iPhone fans may not have to wait until the fall to get their hands on the new iPhone 5S after all. French blog has published a leaked document from Japanese carrier KDDI showing that preorders for the iPhone 5S will start on June 20th with a release date expected for sometime in July. Of course, this could just be a placeholder date that the carrier has put down to coincide with Apple’s annual WWDC event in June, so there’s a good chance that the new smartphone still won’t launch until September. According to earlier rumors, Apple has been having trouble implementing new fingerprint sensor technology in the iPhone 5S, which could result in its release getting pushed back to September.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.