Apple Instructs Hon Hai To Prepare For iPhone 5S and 5C Shipments in Early September

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According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Apple has instructed Foxconn’s parent company Hon Hai to begin shipping two new iPhone models in September, the low-cost iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S. Speculation has been pointing to Apple announcing the new iPhones at a press conference on September 10th.

The shipping plans suggest that two new iPhone models could be launched as soon as next month, pointing to a strategy shift as Apple attempts to regain its momentum in the smartphone market. The company hasn’t previously announced different iPhone models around the same time. – Wall Street Journal

The iPhone 5S will be released with Apple’s iOS 7 and is rumored to come with a fingerprint scanner, a camera with a dual led flash and even a shiny gold color. The iPhone 5C is rumored to be touting colorful plastic cases, and will be a budget model aimed at competing in the mid-range smartphone market.

[Via: WSJ]

  • http://danielruby.com Daniel Ruby

    I really hope Apple’s next crop of iPhones isn’t competing on case colors and a fingerprint reader. I like Android and iPhone both, but Apple has to be able to do better than a “shiny gold color.”

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