Two new Apple iPhone models coming next quarter, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to launch as soon as July?

Two new Apple iPhone models coming next quarter, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to launch as soon as July?
Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared at D11 on Tuesday night and gave an explanation why Apple doesn't release more than one variation of the Apple iPhone each year. On the other hand, the executive seemed to open the door a little, to the idea that more than one version of the phone could be launched at the same time.

Nonetheless, we suggest that you grab your salt shaker and take with a grain of salt the report from those all-knowing industry sources in Taiwan. These guys are saying that Apple will be launching not one, but two Apple iPhone models in the third quarter of this year. The phones could be launched as early as next month and will include "a revised version" of the Apple iPhone 5 (which would probably be called the Apple iPhone 5S) and a low cost model of the device. The latter would have hardware specs similar to the Apple iPhone 4S, but with a lower resolution screen and a less powerful processor.

Shipments of the new Apple iPhones are expected to peak in August and September after starting at the end of June. All together, 100 million to 120 million units of all iPhone models are forecast by these industry sources to ship in the second half of 2013. If Apple is indeed this close to launching two new versions of the iPhone, we are surprised by the lack of any leaked photographs of either or both devices. No one has left a prototype in a bar for some time, although it did happen to the Google Nexus 4 last year.

And with that segue to Android, the same report says that Korean OEM Samsung could be looking at a July-August launch for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Considering that Samsung's J.K. Shin has stated that the phablet would not be introduced until September's IFA show in Berlin, we would tell you to start shaking that salt. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is rumored to have a 13MP rear-facing snapper with OIS support. There is also speculation that Samsung has reduced its target of shipping 70-80 million smartphones in the current quarter although it might hit the higher figure by the end of the next quarter.

source: DigiTimes

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52 Comments

1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

July would be too early for the Note III launch. First there's a lot of controlled leakage to be expected leading up to the announcement then there's the Snapdragon 800 that's not quite ready yet. And then there's the scheduling, Samsung likes to give the S series enough time before coming hyping up the other flagship line, not to distract one's sales with the other's. Plus there's no rush. If they announce it in August and release it early September, ppl. will buy it like hotcakes. I might wait for it just for the OIS and 60FPS / 4k video.

2. android_hitman unregistered

Note 3 is another class, you can't compare it to SGS4

4. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Yes I can if I'm John Doe of non-tech guru and getting mixed signals with Samsung advertising both flagships equally strong. The reason for the 6-month gap in announcement is the advertising campaigns not to get mixed up. There's no sense releasing the product in 5 weeks, the S4 is barely out.

8. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

android_hitman means that the Note III is another class, phablet class. The S4 will never suffer from the release of the Note III. 2 different markets as proven with the S3 & Note II. That is what he means by a different class compared to the S4.

10. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

And not for John Doe was my answer. He goes in, sees a very big screen phone (S4) and than an even bigger screen phone (NIII) both being advertised as the "next big thing", now he's confused Which is why Samsung smartly decided to release the two flagships in 6 months cycles, so just when S4 hype loses steam, the NIII starts, keeping Samsung always in the news. Plus there are millions of avid fans now who bought the excellent S2, then wow look at that ICS/720p GNexus and bought that one, then the awesome SIII, then the multi-window/airview wonder Note II, now the epic 1080p S4, and providing enough time has passed to get a little bored of the Life Companion, they'll get the Monster. So yes, the 6m release makes sense both ways.

19. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

So there is 3 Bone on PA, _Bone_ _Bone Bone_ What's going on....? ™

31. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I totaly agree with that. If people were skeptical about the original Galaxy Note and stuck with the S2..........what would make this any different? Id be surprised if they release the Note III this early

57. jbreault

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

your right why would Samsung do some thing to slow down sales of the s4 its all about make money lol

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

The Samsung Galaxy Note III is from the future compared to the iPhone 5 , 5S, & whatever they decide to call the next iPhones. +1

21. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

then I will wait for 2015 to buy the Note.. for now is the all mighty never fail iphone

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The iPhone just works well

33. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Ladies and gentlemen the typical isheep response...it just works......

36. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Lmfao+2 ®

39. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Typical fandroid denial.

37. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

They both work well, more like! ®

47. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

when apps arent crashing and the phone rebooting

48. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

Sounds like you are talking about android 2.2.

41. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

-_- you one stupid person! Note = S series with a bigger screen and stylus. that said, Note 3 is going to be more disappointing then S4. dislike all u want, im a samsung user myself so my hate to them is just a rage for being s**tty company when they can be really good. they are full of potential but they decide to be s**t.

42. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

nothing needs to be said to show your stupidity.....

44. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

REALLY?!? lol

45. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

wow, I stopped reading after you called the other guy stupid, hypocrisy/irony much?

54. 9thWonderful

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

as an iPhone user myself...i'd have to disagree w/this statement. S4 is a pretty well crafted product from the outer shell to the internals. the only reason i haven't made the jump yet is that i'm not ready to transition from the iCloud to another alternative. also i still prefer the iOS mp3 interface to any other so i would have to look at getting an iPod if i go w/the S4. not sure if i'm ready to do all of that.

3. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I would love to see a bigger iPhone in the market and its pretty early for Note 3, but looking at Samsung , i am sure they would make a beast out of it....Can't wait

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I don't believe anything in this post other than the fact that the Note 3 will have a 13MP camera. Samsung isn't going to release the N3 before September in Berlin, and Apple won't release two phones.

14. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

you forgot that steve jobs is dead

15. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

There's only so much crow Apple can eat. They already had to increase the iPhone's screen to 4" and offer an 8" iPad to compete with Android, both ideas Steve railed against back in the day. Offering a phablet or even a 4.7" iPhone would be completely out of character.

53. Hemlocke unregistered

What is this, the playground? Giant multinationals don't care who did it first, only fanboys do. I'm sure Apple feels so burned by having to follow someone else's act, and then selling more 7" tablets in their slow quarter than any one company has sold of tablets in the last 12 months. I'm positive they would hang their heads in shame if they made a larger version of the world's best-selling smartphone. Burn, Cupertino, you just got served by the companies who are picking up your scraps.

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Can't wait to see the BEAST! Bring it on Samsung!

11. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Lol good comment me neither, but I can't help notice we were being thumbed down for saying go on sammy,lol butt hurt fanboys complaining that the note 3 is getting so much praise already, why are there so many sammy haters now? All haters can gtfo!

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Just ignore them, haters gonna hate right?

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