There is much speculation that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will introduce their next iPhone on September 1oth, but many are still wondering when it will go on sale. If the Cupertino-based tech giant follows their earlier pattern, it could go on sale September 2oth.
Apple iPhone 5S sale reported to begin on Friday
Steve Kovach from Business Insider explained the details behind his prediction, “Historically, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has launched new products on Fridays. However, it also likes to make sure reviews for the new product are published before the launch. So, here’s what will probably happen. As it always does, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will give a select group of tech journalists the new iPhone to review following its announcement on September 10.”
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Tech writers and journalists have to agree not to write about certain devices until a certain point or date. Typically, that restriction ends at 9:00 pm Eastern Standard Time on a Tuesday when Walt Mossberg for AllThingsD publishes a weekly column. It’s predicted that the chosen tech writers will have to wait to share their reviews on September 17th in order to maintain the tradition of the September 20th launch.
Right now there is no word on when we can expect the iPhone 5C (or budget iPhone as it’s called), but it will likely debut on the same day as the iPhone 5S.
Next iPhone will be iPhone 5S
Popular Japanese Apple blog Mac Otakara “confirmed” that the next iPhone will be the iPhone 5S. It’s also reported via Apple Insider, “Aside from the supposed iPhone names, the publication’s source concurred with KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s predictions regarding the two handsets’ specifications. In a report earlier this year, Kuo said he believes the iPhone 5S will carry a custom-designed Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) A7 processor and an upgraded rear-camera, which will feature lens enhancements, but no resolution change. As for the ‘iPhone 5C,’ the analyst said that unit will be wrapped in a composite plastic and fiberglass shell.”
The iPhone 5S is a highly anticipated gadget but fans are expecting more. It’s rumored that the 5S will be just a minor upgrade and that next year’s iPhone 6 will have more impressive features.