Two New iPhones to Launch in September, iPads Coming in October?
Apple could be planning to release not one, but two new iPhones in early September, according to a report from Citigroup Global Securities, via China Times, writes BGR. This would mean that Apple would launch both the iPhone 5S and the budget iPhone together. Citigroup Global Securities also reported that Apple intends to launch a TD-SCDMA version of both the iPhone 5S and the cheaper phone, specifically for China Mobile. As far as the iPad is concerned, Citigroup says that there will be a new iPad mini and full-sized iPad in either September or October. Apple has long been rumoured to b e releasing a budget iPhone, but a separate report this week from Forbes suggests that it might have waited a little too long to do so. The Forbes story highlights some interesting news from Qualcomm’s earnings report last week, specifically the fact that smartphone prices are falling rapidly, so much so that Apple’s new budget phone will simply not be competitive enough by the time it comes out. Forbes says that Nokia, however, is doing particularly well with its budget Asha phone in the sort of emerging markets that Apple is hoping to target with its cheaper phone.
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Source: iPhone 5S release date rumored for September | BGR
Qualcomm Cheap Phone Warning Ominous For Apple, BlackBerry, Nokia - Forbes