The date September 10th should already be marked on your calendars – it is the day when Apple will finally unveil its new iPhone, and if we are to believe all we are hearing, this time there will be a pair of iPhones rather than a single one. The Apple iPhone 5S will be the seventh-generation iPhone (here’s all we know about the iPhone 5S), the traditional yearly iPhone upgrade, but in addition Cupertino will also unveil a new plastic iPhone 5C that will be more affordable.
Now, launch dates for the two devices have also leaked. Expectations are the new iPhones will launch on September 20th.
If you know a bit about Apple you could have guessed the new iPhone release date yourselves, of course. For six years Apple has rolled out the new iPhone more than a week and less than two weeks after the official announcement. Moreover, Apple has the tradition to launch the device on Friday, giving users a full weekend to check out the device in store and purchase it if they want. The only Friday fitting those requirements is September 20th.
The interesting part in this latest rumor however is the fact that the new iPhone 5C is expected to launch at the same time as the iPhone 5S. We’ve been hearing rumors that the iPhone 5C will actually replace the iPhone 5. Thus, Apple might simply discontinue the iPhone 5 and offer the 5C instead for the reduced price of $99 on contract.
iOS 7, the new versions of Apple’s mobile operating system with completely redesigned looks, will allegedly launch a few days earlier on September 16th.
The Apple iPad fifth generation and the iPad mini 2 are expected to launch later on, likely in the of October, around October 25th.
All in all, here are all key dates to know:
Sept 10: Apple announces iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C
Sept 16: Apple rolls out iOS 7
Sept 20: Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C go on sale
Oct 25: Apple iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 go on sale
Keep in mind that all this – as true as it sounds – is just rumors at the time being.