New Rumor from China: Apple iPhone 5S and cheaper version to both ship this August

New Rumor from China: Apple iPhone 5S and cheaper version to both ship this August
On Thursday, we told you about a rumor out of Japan about the Apple iPhone 5S. According to this story, the device would be equipped with a 4.5 inch display and would sport a polycarbonate body. On back, a dual LED flash would allow users to snap better quality pictures under low-light conditions. Priced at $330, the phone was supposedly going to be launched sometime in 2014.   
                   
That rumor lasted less than 24 hours. New speculation out of China, citing information from Barclay's Capital, suggests that the Apple iPhone 5S and a cheaper version of the iPhone will both be launched this August. The low priced model is expected to be built by both Foxconn and Pegatron while the former will be the exclusive manufacturing partner for the iPhone 5S.

The Apple iPhone 5S is said to be a world phone with possibly a Qualcomm chip inside that supports all LTE bands including China Mobile's proprietary pipeline. In the past, Apple did not offer a model of its smartphone for the world's largest carrier because of compatibility issues. But if this speculation is legitimate, Apple will finally be able to gain access to a huge number of potential iPhone buyers that numbers around 700 million people.

Friday's report says that the cheaper version of the Apple iPhone will not be a world phone and will not support China Mobile's Time Division form of LTE.

source: EMSOne (translated) via AppleInsider

Related phones

iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

FEATURED VIDEO

44 Comments

1. omarr

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Boring

21. ramonleonjr62

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

l agree is boring

29. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

It's apple, you expected something besides the same ol' same ol'?

41. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Troll

33. Soeharto.Penjahat.Internationa

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 01, 2013

I think this is another KIND of NEWS that supposed to make apple stock price not to fall further down. It's a fake news.

40. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Troll

43. tuminatr

Posts: 1123; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

are you capable of sayong anything besides troll

2. ankitp

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

low priced apple iphones can be hit on Asian countries like China & india

15. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

Yup, and Indonesia maybe because iPhone 3GS 8GB is still being sold here and they sell pretty well since they drop the price to $300.

32. Soeharto.Penjahat.Internationa

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 01, 2013

Jonartpop, really? you call that a success??? lol... I think that's a catastrophe about to happened. *** I've seen a lot of APPLE user go to papa-mama shop to download apple apps because they don't have credit card / iTunes account. *** They PAY A LOT TO THIS STORE. ABOUT US$ 1 - US$ 5 for EACH GAME. Small game like bellow 100MB were US$ 1, and the price went up according to game size and popularity. *** The one that get the money is this papa-mama shop. If the user want the paid apps, they will tell them to jailbreak (another US$30-50), then they will install pirated apps, but still asking lots of money. After a while.... these people moved away from their iphone to android.

36. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

I'm just saying the truth though, maybe people (mostly teenagers) buy 3Gs because its the cheapest iPhone & it's an iPhone.

31. Soeharto.Penjahat.Internationa

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 01, 2013

Apple PROBLEM in Asian like China and India were: 1. CREDIT CARD!!!! CREDIT CARD!!!! CREDIT CARD!!!! around 90% of middle class worker (US$ 200 - 500 /month) in this country DON'T have credit card. 2. Price sensitivity. Unlike American, Asian doesn't valued apple brand like god. So, if price/performance were too far from competing android brand, apple won't be success.

3. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

More likely, the 5S will have a better camera, better processor and bring software improvements (which all models will get from the iP4 up). Same design as the 5, same repetition from 3G-3GS as 4-4S...innovation apparently means resting on your laurels. Change iOS if you want to make a mark. Android evolved, hell even BlackBerry evolved. Why can't one of the world's richest companies do it?

10. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

You're 100% correct... And to add to that, the cheaper Apple phones that they are coming out with are a generation and 2 generations back. This is how the company works... When are all these people going to learn? They've come out with all these endless BS rumors before (just like above) which end up to be totally false and a huge disappointment to consumers....

20. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

I'd be pretty certain by now that an OS change is in the works. Problem is, it takes time. And it'll take even more time seeing as they only threw Jony Ive into the OS design position a few months ago. A proper OS isn't just built in a few months... I have a feeling we won't see a real OS update until next year.

4. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

They'll be needing more Nephrologists soon.

5. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

OK... I am going to wait until more information is released about the next iPhone before I jump ship to Android. But I have to say this... If Apple doesn't have a larger screen and a revamped iOS then its a waste... Apple shouldn't bother wasting time. If the next iPhone isn't a refresh I can bet stocks will plummet and shareholders will be angry!!! I think its safe to say that Apple loyalists (like me) are looking forward to what Apple is going to do next.... But I will not waste my money on mediocre upgrades and lack of innovation. Especially when other competing phones have so much more to offer. Looks like the fans are speaking out... literally screaming what they want in the next iPhone... its up to Apple to listen and give the fans what they want or risk an epic fail.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good post Dave well said

23. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Thanks DK... I read a lot of your posts and I always tend to take your side. I really don't want to stop using my iPhone... I just want something new and refreshing. I want more of what the competition has already been enjoying without the lags and bugs of Android (Insert hate comment bellow...lol) The iPhone 5 was a decent improvement but jst not enough for me t commit to another 2yr contact and shell out additional $200 bucks.

35. andrwroepke

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

I was the same way. I thought the 5 was a decent upgrade but wanted something refreshing, so i got a galaxy 3. It was the not a good phone. Terrible battery life, alot of lag, bad reception, and it was huge you had to use two hands to do everything. After 3 weeks i took it back. The other side is not greener. Especially if you have a mac. Apple at least works. The features Samsung brags about aren't even that cool. I know i'll get a million thumbs down but Samsung isn't awesome. I think Apple needs to refresh iOS and i'll stick with them.

6. avin007

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Lower priced iphone can draw serious criticism in usa but they can help establish apples hold in india (and such other emerging markets) .this phone can pose serious problems for sammy devices

9. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

A cheap spec iPhone can't compete with a mid-range priced Android such as the Nexus 4, the now-afforable S3/Note II and soon-cheap Droid DNA, Oppo Find 5 etc. What happened with the iPad Mini is telling: it had ZERO effect on Android tablet sales, but the real profit maker for Apple, iPad 4 sales dropped. The same thing on the iPhone front (fanboys going for cheap, rest going for Android) would be disastrous however, but Apple doesn't have a choice since they are already beaten to the punch in the premium category.

34. stealthd unregistered

Android tablet sales were already pretty flat, they couldn't really fall any further.

38. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

So what about the nexus 7 one of the best selling tablets ever... you amaze me that you think the largest mobile operating system in the world has bad sales that they can't call further...

39. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Really? Can cheaper iPhone compete with Micromax? Not everyone cares about showing off that logo while talking on phone :)

7. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

They have the best hackers so the rumor is probably true.

8. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I know a lot of former iphone users who have switch to Samsung are ready to return to apple if they have a bigger screen. Somewhere around 4.5 to 4.8" .

11. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

And you know this how? Because you're a mind reader?!!! Get the F***k out of here!

12. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

They are ruining their brand by doing this. A cheap iphone has always been the older version of the phone since they run stable for many years. I may not like Apple but the brand and "cool" factor among the masses is the one thing that has always worked in their favor.

13. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Apple has more rumors and more patents than actual work these days ... this is what Cook is Cooking for shares to go up :)

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.