While the Android market is boiling with new releases and reports concerning upcoming flagship devices, Apple hasn’t really been all that active. Of course, rumors about the iPhone 5S and 5C release date and specs have kept flowing, but that’s a given, especially for Apple products. In any case, it’s been almost a year since the iPhone 5 got unveiled and we’re expecting some concrete news and leaks to start surfacing regarding the upcoming model – or models.
So far, what we’ve learned is that the company plans on launching an iPhone 5S (the 2013 flagship) and an iPhone 5C; the latter expected to be a more affordable, plastic built device. As for when the unveiling and release will take place, join us after the break and learn more details.
iPhone 5S, 5C Release Date Delayed?
Not too long ago, reports coming from reliable sources have indicated that both the iPhone 5S and 5C will be unveiled next month, on September 10th. This would generally mean that the actual release of the devices will not be too far away from the initial event.
Unfortunately, that may not be the case, as newer reports are now suggesting that Apple will launch the iPhone 5S and 5C on October 25th. Allegedly, the reason for this delay is because the company is also working on a new iPad, as well as on the second generation iPad Mini.
As to what you can expect from these two smartphones, the 5S is supposed to pack a better 8 MP camera with improved low-light image quality, a larger battery, an upgraded A7 processor that should handle iOS 7 with ease, and there’s also a lot of talking about a fingerprint scanner that may be embedded in the handset’s home button.
As for the iPhone 5C, oh boy… There have been so many so-called “leaks” surrounding the budget iPhone that it’s been getting ridiculous. Short story: it may turn out to be a plastic iPhone with lesser hardware specs. Check out our previous reports on some “leaked” back panels if you want to learn more.