Here we have fresh rumors about Apple’s next-generation iPhones (yes, it looks like this year, for the very first time, the Cupertino company will announce not one, but two new iPhone models).
According to China Times, Citigroup Global Securities issued a new note reporting that the iPhone 5S and a cheaper iPhone would be available starting early September (new here means it’s not the same note issued on April 22).
Reportedly, Apple will also introduce TD-SCDMA versions of the iPhone 5S and the cheaper iPhone – these should be launched by China Mobile (the world’s largest mobile carrier) in late September, or early October.
As for the new iPad 5 and the iPad Mini 2, these are also expected to be released starting September, or October.
Apple’s WWDC 2013 gathering will take place between June 10 and June 14. We’ll probably see iOS 7 announced then, but no new hardware.
In the first three months of 2013, Apple sold a total of 37.4 million iPhones – including iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 4 models. As for iPads, about 19.5 million units have been sold. Most likely, sales numbers will go down a bit this quarter, as customers around the world are being lured by new high-end smartphones like Samsung’s Galaxy S4, or HTC’s One.