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

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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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