A new report from the Wall Street Journal re-confirms that Apple will unleash two new iPhones—the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S—in September, something market watchers already predicted. Apple has asked assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. to ship the devices in early September, according to WSJ’s sources familiar with Apple’s plans.
Apple is expected to showcase both devices on September 10th, as reported by AllThingsD. In the past, Apple has followed a similar timeline to introduce a new iPhone, with availability dates sometime after a week and a half. That is expected to be September 20th if the rumors about the September 10th event are correct. However, the only thing not confirmed is whether both iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C will be available on the same day.
The report from WSJ also confirms Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Gear smartwatch as well as the successor to Galaxy Note 2 at an event scheduled on September 4th. This makes it pretty obvious Apple will also hold a press event to showcase its upcoming iPhones in a similar time frame.
In terms of specifications, iPhone 5C is expected to offers a similar set of features as the current iPhone 5, but it will be available in an array of colors with a plastic body. In the case of the refreshed iPhone 5, a new gold color variant will be introduced as well, along with a 128GB model. However, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted earlier that the iPhone 5S will be available in limited quantities due to technical difficulties with the finger print scanning technology.
The WSJ report didn’t offer anything new, but it makes us strongly believe we will see new iPhones in the coming weeks.