Apple Asks Supplier To Ship New iPhones In September
We’ve known for months now, that Apple is planning to release a new iPhone 5S and a cheaper iPhone 5C. It’s almost official that Apple is getting ready for the launch event on September 10, as WSJ on Monday confirmed that Apple Inc has asked assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry to begin shipping both, a new high-end and low-end iPhone in early September.
The shipping plans suggest that two new iPhone models could be launched as soon as next month, pointing to a strategy shift as Apple attempts to regain its momentum in the smartphone market. The company hasn’t previously announced different iPhone models around the same time.
Apple’s suppliers in Asia started mass-producing components in June for both a standard iPhone featuring a metal casing and a lower-cost version, people who work at those companies said.
An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment.
The Journal says that it’s still not clear whether Apple plans to unveil both new devices at the September 10th launch event, however, so Apple may instead choose to only showcase the high-end iPhone 5S in three weeks time.
For more updates, stay tuned..