The iPhone 5S launch date, which had been rumored for September 10th, is now all but confirmed thanks to support from a source that reliable when it comes to inside knowledge about Apple’s launch plans.
In response to an AllThingsD report that claimed Apple is planning to launch the new iPhone 5S on September 10th, The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple issued a ‘Yep’ which means that the date is very solid and essentially all but confirmed. Dalrymple is known to have inside knowledge of Apple’s plans and he issues one word responses that can make or break rumors.
Already, in the past, we’ve seen him shoot down an iPhone launch rumor so it appears that the information in regards to the September 10th date is spot on. Now, it should only be a matter of time before Apple confirms the launch date with an invite to members of the media, an invite that should be for a venue somewhere in Northern California.
Rumors suggest that the iPhone 5S will be the star of the event. The device is expected to replace the iPhone 5 as the company’s flagship smartphone and rumors suggest that it will be keeping the elder iPhones aluminum and metal design while employing a new camera, improved processor and quite possibly, a fingerprint reader for enhanced security.
Should the device arrive on September 10th, it’s likely that the iPhone 5S release date will come in late September. Apple typically releases devices a few weks after their launch dates. The company tends to announce both pre-order and release dates at its iPhone events meaning consumers should have an iPhone 5S release date in just a few weeks.
Apple is also rumored to be announcing an iPhone 5C, a cheaper version of the iPhone that is rumored to be coming with a plastic back, several color options, 8MP camera, 4-inch Retina display and a cheap price tag. It’s not clear if it will replace the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S as the company’s budget offerings or if it will simply head to expanding markets like China to compete with cheap Android devices.
Apple’s launch event will be taking place about a week after Samsung announces its new flagship, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which is set for a debut on September 4th.