Apple to Release iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C in Early Sept., Suppliers Say


Although Apple has yet to mention a word about its iPhone 5 successor, yet another report suggests it will launch next month along the purported low-cost iPhone 5C. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple’s suppliers have been asked to begin shipping both a new high-end and low-end iPhone in early September.

Specifically, Apple has been in talks with an assembler at Hon Hai Precison Industry Co., otherwise known as Foxconn, about shipping new iPhones for a September launch. This tip comes about two months after Apple’s suppliers in Asia had started mass producing components in June for both a standard iPhone with metal casing and a cheaper iPhone, the report says.

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If true, this would mark the first time in Apple history that the company had launched two different iPhone variants at the same time. Apple is expected to hold an event on Sept. 10 to announce both the purported iPhone 5S and the plastic-cased iPhone 5C, as AllThingsD reported earlier this month. This isn’t the first time Apple’s suppliers have allegedly leaked information about the company’s future iPhone plans. At the end of June, a China Labor Watch report said that Apple had been working on a “cheap iPhone” with a “plastic cover.”

Rumors have suggested that the iPhone 5S will come with a built-in fingerprint scanner, a dual-flash 12-megapixel camera and a new Apple A7 chip. Apple is also rumored to release its alleged new flagship in a new champagne gold color and a 128GB storage option. The purported iPhone 5C is expected to sport hardware similar to the current generation iPhone 5, but may not include Siri according to recent rumors.

via The Wall Street Journal

Lisa Eadicicco
Lisa Eadicicco
Lisa has been reporting on all things mobile for since early 2013. When she’s not reviewing gadgets, she’s usually browsing patent databases or interviewing experts to track down the hottest tech trends before they even happen. Lisa holds a B.A. in Journalism from SUNY Purchase and has contributed to The International Business Times, The New York Daily News and Guitar World Magazine.
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  1. Danny Says:

    Does this mean the iPhone 6 will be coming after the first of the year?!?!

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