Report: Apple iPhone 5S and low priced version to debut this September

Report: Apple iPhone 5S and low priced version to debut this September
Citigroup Global Securities has issued a brand new report stating that the next iteration of the Apple iPhone will launch this September. In addition to the Apple iPhone 5S, the Cupertino based tech giant will also have the oft-rumored low priced version of its iconic smartphone available at the same time. If the report is correct, Apple will also have its first chance to generate business from customers of the world's largest carrier. The Citigroup report says that Apple will also produce TD-SCDMA models of both phones which means that they will support the proprietary China Mobile pipeline. These TD-SCDMA variants are expected to be released in late September or early October.

As for the tablet side of the equation, the fifth generation Apple iPad and the long-rumored Apple iPad mini 2 are both to see the light of day in September or October. For Apple, the wait until September is possibly a dangerous move considering the number of high-end Android models that will have months to gain traction before the next version of the iPhone pops its head out from under the ground. Phones like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One will not only be battling amongst themselves for control of the Android space, but will also be looking to loosen the grip that the Apple iPhone has over many users.

Giving high-end Android models time to generate momentum without a response from Apple might not have mattered in previous years, but now it is the Android phones seen as having the lead on Apple in terms of innovation. This means that the latest and greatest version of the iPhone is now playing catch up to devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4.

source: ChinaTimes (translated) via UnwiredView

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20 Comments

1. HASHTAG unregistered

Phonearea, the truth is you just don't know when the iPhone 5S and the low budget iPhone will be released. Each week you say they are either going to be released in September, July, June, or whenever. Just wait until Apple officially makes the announcement, rather than keep guessing.

3. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

HASHTAG actually the truth is that no one knows for a fact when the new iPhone will be launched. I know it won't be this summer but Phonearena speculating is no different then Bloomberg or the WSJ. Speculation is a normal part of journalism.

7. HASHTAG unregistered

Well yeah, I do know that no other source knows. I'm just acknowledging Phonearena since I'm commenting on their site. I just find these speculations to be a little annoying because we're getting told different release info every week.

11. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"...actually the truth is that no one knows for a fact when the new iPhone will be launched. I know it won't be this summer..." LOL! :D

12. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

LOL i think he missed that part of my comment : )

15. jackhammer91

Posts: 21; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

they wan't people to comment and view the article for more traffic that's it.. there is no report just greed..

20. jackhammer91

Posts: 21; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Alan F***** disliked this

2. mydi.maus unregistered

pop your iphone back in the ground and R.I.P.

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

"This means that the latest and greatest version of the iPhone is now playing catch up to devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4." No chance Apple! There are many iUsers moved to Android and other OS, so no chance! Why? It's simple, Apple's designers aren't creative at all. The iPhone's design still remains the same!

8. HASHTAG unregistered

More like catching up to devices like the Samsung Galaxy S3.

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

And the LG Optimus G. :)

17. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Maybe it will finally get NFC xD

18. blingblingthing

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

NFC? Maybe finally an HD screen.

5. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

There's still so enough time for Apple to prepare the nrxt iPhone. It's better be good. I'm still waiting for Apple to surprise us with new innovations.

10. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

then get ready to get dissapointed

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

By then the gs iv will be at a million or half a million units sold before the 5s even launch

13. JustLoggedIn unregistered

The next iPhone and iPads better be good Apple! Give us a good reason to upgrade to your upcoming devices and not just make it thinner, lighter, twice as fast, better camera etc. We want innovation!!! I'm pretty sure tho that the next iPad will look exactly like the mini :/ Common Apple!!!

14. binerry

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Why is it that so many people who comment on PhoneArena don't know how to spell?

16. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

"This means that the latest and greatest version of the iPhone is now playing catch up to devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4." I think you mean "have been playing catch up..."

19. rdemon

Posts: 50; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Who cares.

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