Is September 10th the launch date of the iPhone 5S and 'budget' iPhone 5C

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It’s been a long time coming but now it seems pretty certain that September 10th will be the day that Apple unveils its next iPhone, the 5S and possibly a new mid-range model, the iPhone 5C.

It has been rumoured as the big day and now US blog All Things D is saying that a very reliable source has confirmed it.

The day will be a huge one in Apple’s history with the iPhone under attack not just from Samsung, but also increasingly from Sony too. The company will need to pull something pretty special out of the bag.

The rumours are that it will debut the iPhone 5S which may have a fingerprint sensor and an enhanced camera. There are even rumours that Apple will increase the size of the screen to keep up with the current Phablet trends.

Also heavily rumoured is a budget version of the iPhone dubbed the iPhone 5C which is expected to offer fewer features than the iPhone 5 and come with a plastic casing and a cheaper price tag.

KGI analyst Ming-chi Kuo says that the iPhone 5C will cost between £230 and £320 for the SIM free model. 

Kuo also thinks that the new mobile will debut in China first with the rest of the world following later in the year. He suggest that China will get the handset in October and that the rest of the world including the UK will see it later in Q4 – which in theory means late October/early November.

Meanwhile 9to5 Mac which broke the Kuo story is saying that some sources think that the new Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C will be in the stores in late September. 

According to them both of Apple’s next-generation iPhones will rollout in Japan on Friday, September 20th, according to a report from Nikkei. With the “iPhone 5S” and plastic iPhone 5C scheduled to be introduced at a September 10th media event, a September 20th launch isn’t surprising.</em>

More <a href=”http://9to5mac.com/2013/08/20/new-iphones-rumored-to-rollout-on-september-20th-at-least-in-japan-and-greece/”>here</a>.

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