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Apple is set to unveil its next iPhone next month at an Apple Event reported to be held September 10, 2013.

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Artist's conception of a possible plastic iPhone. Source: AppleInsider


A report by Ina Fried of the Wall Street Journal "All Things Digital" blog attributed the date to unnamed sources.

That date would occur on the second to the last day of the IFA consumer electronics trade show being held in Berlin, Germany from September 6-11. Samsung is expected to announce its Galaxy Note 3 at the show, and HTC may release its own "One Max" phablet.

August 11, 2013


iOS 7 and iPhone 5S



The event is expected to officially release the redesigned new iOS 7, which Apple says will support the existing iPhone 4 or later and iPad 2 or later models now being sold, as well as the 5th generation or newer iPod touch.

iOS 7


Apple is expected release an enhanced new iPhone 5S with a similar form factor to the existing iPhone 5.

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Artist's conception of a possible plastic iPhone. Source: AppleInsider


The new iPhone 5S is expected to introduce enhanced new features thought to include a camera with potentially a dual LED (pictured below), a faster processor, and potentially the fingerprint sensor technology it acquired with AuthenTec.

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Artist's conception of a possible iPhone 5S. Source: AppleInsider


A "Lite" iPhone 5C entry level model targeting first time buyers



Apple is also rumored to potentially release a new iPhone 5C aimed at entry level users, sporting cases in multiple colors and a lower price targeting first time smartphone buyers.

Is this the iPhone 5C Packaging?


iPhone Lite


Leaked schematics that appeared in June depicted a new low-cost iPhone model that would be a hair wider and taller than the iPhone 5S.

Lite


The documents also suggested that the new low-cost iPhone will be about 0.8 millimeters thicker than the iPhone 4S, with back edges that are rounded off, similar to the iPod classic.

Lite


The back of the "iPhone Lite" was depicted as having an iSight camera, rear-facing microphone and single LED flash, differentiating it from the iPhone 5S, presented as having a pill-shaped design housing a dual-element flash for greater brightness. The "Lite" iPhone 4C model may be used to replace the older iPhone 4 as the company's entry level iPhone.

Lite


iPhone 4 still an important entry level model for first time buyers



Apple is expected to capitalize on the continuing, strong performance of iPhone 4, which is now nearly three years old. A revamped iPhone 5C, also referenced in rumors as an "iPhone Lite," could provide Apple with a more modern but still entry level priced device with support for features introduced after the iPhone 4 was developed in 2010.

In Apple's most recent conference call, its chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer stated that "iPhone 5 remains by far the most popular iPhone, but we were also very happy with sales of iPhone 4 and 4S," later adding that "iPhone 4 sales accelerated as we offered more affordable pricing in emerging and in other markets.""The number of first time smartphone buyers that the iPhone 4 is attracting is very, very impressive" - Tim Cook

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook referenced lower iPhone 4 pricing a significant factor in the "unusual" growth in iPhone sales in the June quarter, noting that "with the moves that we made on [iPhone] 4 and with iPhone 5 continuing to be the most popular model, we saw very strong sales in several of the emerging markets, sort of pre-pay markets."

Cook later added that "what we've seen is that the number of first time smartphone buyers that the iPhone 4 is attracting is very, very impressive. We want to attract as many of these buyers as we can and we saw that beginning to happen toward the end of the Q2 timeframe, as I'd referenced on last quarter's call, and we did that on a wider spread basis, offered more affordable pricing on a wider scale basis this quarter, and continue to be very happy with what we saw.

"Where iPhone 5 continues to be the most popular iPhone by far, we're really happy to provide an incredible high quality product with iPhone 4 running iOS 6 to as many first-time smartphone buyers as we can, and I think it's proven to be exactly a great product for that buyer."
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Awesome!!
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Kewl. Think ill just wait till then to "jump" to T-mob. (Not for the retarded "jump" plan of course)
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Looking forward to it. What else will get announced?!?

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Finally! /s
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Keeping my fingers crossed for new releases in the iPad family as well.
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Holy shit. That's pretty soon. I definitely expected later, because of iOS7, and the assumption that it needs more time in the oven based on the numerous changes still being implemented in each beta. I really hope it's ready for primetime when its released.
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Wowow!
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How about an iPad mini with a phone?
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The rumored event to announce the next iPhone is at the same time as last year's event.. Shocker!!

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Holy shit. That's pretty soon. I definitely expected later, because of iOS7, and the assumption that it needs more time in the oven based on the numerous changes still being implemented in each beta. I really hope it's ready for primetime when its released.
I would imagine Apple wants separate events for iPhone and iPad. If they push the iPhone event out when do they announce new iPads?
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Can't wait to get the 64G IPhone!
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Unless the next iPhone sports a much bigger screen, I don't give a damn about the hardware. Looking forward to the next version of iOS though. 

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I would imagine Apple wants separate events for iPhone and iPad. If they push the iPhone event out when do they announce new iPads?

The same time they did last year. October.
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I would imagine Apple wants separate events for iPhone and iPad. If they push the iPhone event out when do they announce new iPads?
An October event possibly?
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Wow. Did not see this coming. /s

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How about an iPad mini with a phone?

I'm holding out for the 17" MacBook Pro with a phone.

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How about an iPad mini with a phone?

Ever heard of Skype? It's pretty cool you should check it out.

As long as you have LTE on the iPad and third party software like Skype, they're never going to make a cell phone for the iPad.
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One month to the most amazing smartphone ever created, plus a new iPad 5 and maybe an iPad mini 2, time to buy some more apple stock
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iPhone announcement on September 10. Pre-Orders start Sept 13th. Release date September 20. That's how it's Probably going to go.
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Don't forget the Mac Pro launch date will be announced on this keynote.

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I'm not sure if this was posted in earlier threads but there's another video here of a plastic case, this time the green one:



I thought green would be a pretty bad color but it has a softer matte appearance in the video when he's holding it up and he mentions an oleophobic coating on the back (3:20).
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One month to the most amazing smartphone ever created, plus a new iPad 5 and maybe an iPad mini 2, time to buy some more apple stock

Highly unlikely you'll get iPads at this announcement. I'm hoping for Macs because that actually could happen. Guessing we get the MBPs and the mini/iMac go with the iPads in October.

Now the real bomb would be if they do something with ATV or even that crazy iWatch (although I doubt it).

Also hoping they update the iPod touch because I love that little thing.

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I wouldn't think Apple would announce a new iPhone without bringing out iOS7 at the same time. It just leaves the "WOW" factor back in the lab.

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Ever heard of Skype? It's pretty cool you should check it out.

As long as you have LTE on the iPad and third party software like Skype, they're never going to make a cell phone for the iPad.

 

I use Skype, and it is pretty cool, but I can't see Apple relying on Uncle Fester not to turn it "un-cool." Besides, no sense letting any spotlight leak over into Microsoft's tent if it can be helped.

 

My personal opinion is that Apple has some surprises to reveal when iOS 7 finally is released -- like some code has not been part of the beta testing and hasn't been seen outside of the depths of Apple. Remember, Apple can keep the lid on software easier then they can hardware.

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What about the iPad Mini Retina?
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Quantity over quality is way better than quality over quantity Lookin forward to the next big thing apple 😉😊
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Holy shit. That's pretty soon. I definitely expected later, because of iOS7, and the assumption that it needs more time in the oven based on the numerous changes still being implemented in each beta. I really hope it's ready for primetime when its released.

 

They could always announce it on the 10th without shipping it till later. Maybe pre-orders open on the 20th and shipping on the 27th, with iOS7 released a few days earlier, say the 25th. That'd give them two more weeks for ironing out the issues.

 

On the other hand, I'm hoping beta6 and the next XCode dev preview will come out next week and solve all my remaining woes, and that September 10th will be the go-live date :D

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I use Skype, and it is pretty cool, but I can't see Apple relying on Uncle Fester not to turn it "un-cool." Besides, no sense letting any spotlight leak over into Microsoft's tent if it can be helped.

My personal opinion is that Apple has some surprises to reveal when iOS 7 finally is released -- like some code has not been part of the beta testing and hasn't been seen outside of the depths of Apple. Remember, Apple can keep the lid on software easier then they can hardware.

This is a very good point! Wasn't there something about FaceTime getting audio-only capability under iOS 7?
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It's been a long dry spell for Apple consumers and investors, can't wait to be excited to cruise the Apple store again and have my kids torture them again 1smile.gif
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Holy shit. That's pretty soon. I definitely expected later, because of iOS7, and the assumption that it needs more time in the oven based on the numerous changes still being implemented in each beta. I really hope it's ready for primetime when its released.

Introduce doesn't equal release. Could be a month later before we see hardware or software

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This is a very good point! Wasn't there something about FaceTime getting audio-only capability under iOS 7?

But that is only Apple to Apple. And not everyone is using Apple stuff.

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Introduce doesn't equal release. Could be a month later before we see hardware or software

Apple won't announce a new iPhone unless they are ready to ship very soon. No more than a week later would be my guess.

 

Seems one prolific poster that kept predicting October and told people to "shut up and go away" if they said September has some crow to eat. 

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All they need is a nice large screen phone and they'll be back on track.
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Quantity over quality is way better than quality over quantity

I most certainly believe you have that backwards. Apple is all about quality. Samsung is about quantity. Therefore quality>quantity
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Anyone know where Apple is holding this event?
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Anyone know where Apple is holding this event?

 

No, since they haven't even announced it yet.

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