Two new iPhone models would be out in the market early next month, if latest reports about Apple Inc’s new products are accurate. According to well-placed sources, the company asked its Asian assembly partner Hon Hai Precision Industry Co to start shipping units of both iPhones in early September. The same reports stated that one of the devices would be high-end while the other would be low-end.
This information supports speculations that Apple is set to launch two new iPhone models in an attempt to regain momentum in the highly competitive smartphone market. Sources from within Apple’s Asian partners have claimed that its suppliers in Asia began mass production of components for two different devices last June.
Possible launch date
It is believed that Apple would launch the two new iPhones, iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, on September 10. Since 2011, Apple has been unveiling its new iPhone yearly at around the same time. That is why a launch date in fall would be very likely this time. The new iPhones could start selling in the market a week and a half following the unveiling.
It would be the first time in the company’s history for it to unveil different iPhone models at the same time. However, it could still be possible that the devices would be unveiled separately. One thing is sure: the launch of the devices would be significant to the company’s market strategies.
Speculations about iPhone 5C began in April when several reports emerged that Apple could be working with Asian manufacturing partners for a less expensive model of iPhone. That time, the new device was reported to feature non-metal casing obviously in an attempt to differentiate itself from the typical aluminum casing of the past iPhones. There were even speculations that the new iPhone would come in several color options. Back then, it was believed that this new model would have similar size and screen resolution as iPhone 5.
Before the end of July, a photograph of what was supposed to be packaging for a new iPhone model leaked online. That was when the new device started to be referred to as iPhone 5C. Speculations on several other details about the new phone also surfaced. It was then that many analysts became almost certain that it would be different from a new iPhone model to be launched that would be the direct successor of iPhone 5.
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