According to a Gizmorati recent report, the Apple iPhone 5s will be released at a special event on June 29 together with the fifth-generation iPad, while CNET cited MacFan’s news that we’ll see the iPhone 5s unveiled on 20 June, and it’ll hit shop shelves in July.
Gizmorati reports that from Apple’s internal information they got, the special event will be named “Original Passion, New Ideas”, and will be carried out at Apple’s headquarter in Cupertino, California.
“The much-rumoured cut-price iPhone could also make its debut in August,” according to CNET report, “though it’ll be targeted at developing markets like China and India, so it might not make it to these shores.”
However, a June launch could well be on the cards since Apple often holds its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) around June. You know, during the past WWDCs, Apple has published in the iPhone 3G/3GS/4 – the only exceptions are the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5, which are unveiled in September – so it is very possible that the 5s to be announced at the same conference.
|Product Name||Release Date|
|iPhone 3G||June 09, 2008 (Mon)|
|iPhone 3GS||June 08, 2009 (Mon)|
|iPhone 4||June 8, 2010 (Tue)|
|iPhone 4S||October 4, 2011 (Tue)|
|iPhone 5||September 12, 2012 (Wed)|
This also squares with previous prediction by Apple analyst Gene Munster that the iPhone 5s will launch in late June, as does KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
In addition, since the the iPhone 5 Apple announced in September last year has already been replaced by the Samsung Galaxy S4, which launched just a couple of weeks ago, if Apple doesn’t announce the next iPhone until September, it may surely fall behind Samsung in the market share this year, and will have to bear Samsung’s blowing raspberries and chanting “Our phone is newer than yours” for several months more.
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