Apple Inc. has finally sent out its press invitations — with the tagline “this should brighten everyone’s day” – to its new version of the popular smartphone launch event scheduled for Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. PT in Cupertino.
The iPhone 5S release date has been previously rumored by numerous sources, suggesting different dates. However, AllThings D appeared to be the most reliable media as they predicted that the Californian tech giant is expected to unveil its new vision of the iconic smartphone on September, 10.
“Apple is also expected to formally launch the next version of Mac OS X, known as Mavericks, in the coming weeks, though that is not expected at the Sept. 10 event,” the publication said at the time.
The iPhone 5 was first demonstrated to the public on Sept. 12 of last year and entered shops in the U.S. nine days later. The iPhone 4S was announced on Oct. 4, 2011, and went on sale in the U.S. 10 days later.
The full-fledged iPhone 5S is rumoured to come with powerful by A7 quad core chip. It will include some features such as Near Field Communication, 13MP back camera and longer battery life.
And just like its brother, iPad, it may have a large internal storage of up to 128GB.
Others rumors surround the new iPhone having better 4G LTE, and wi-fi with an ultra-fast 802.11ac. Still other rumors suggest wireless charging will be unveiled by Apple, which would be a big step up, and a feature that is sure to go down well with smartphone fans, wrote Christian Today.
September, 10 will also see the release of the low-cost iPhone 5C which is expected to come in various colors.
No information of the upcoming model has been revealed, though the low-cost device is believed to be Apple’s more affordable alternative to the iPhone 5S.
“With a price predicted in the $400 range (that’s without a carrier subsidy), the iPhone 5C should be able to help Apple win back some of the market share it has lost to lower-cost Android devices in markets like China,” writesGigaom.
If the source is a reliable one, the iPhone 5C will feature a 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom of the device, next to the Lightning port and speaker, just like the latest version of the Californian company’s phone, iPone 5.
A range of sources have previously suggested that the low-cost model could have been called the iPhone Light, but 5C has more of an Apple-y ring to it.
Previous leaks suggest the cheaper version will be the same size and shape as the full-fat 5S, the price reduction coming from the plastic back and slightly lower specs, writes CNet.
History suggests that at least one or two features of iOS 7 will be iPhone 5S-specific, but the good news for existing iPhone owners is that Apple has already confirmed that the new OS will work on iPhone 4, 4S, and 5 models.
Price isn’t much of a surprise, either: for years, the new iPhone’s been $199/$299/$399. Expect that to hold true once again, reports CNet.