A new rumor has the latest iPhones launching in Fall with one destined to be cheaper
Apple is preparing to launch its next-generation iPhone in August and this may include the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6, according to an analyst.
Barclays analyst Kirk Yang said that Apple could introduce the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 in August or September and that would dove-tail nicely with last year's schedule, which saw the iPhone 5 released in September.
The iPhone 5S is expected to have the same form factor as the iPhone 5 but you can expect it to have multiple internal improvements. We expect an A7 processor to power this thing, there should be more RAM and the camera should also get a boost.
Look for the iPhone 5S to come with the next version of the platform, iOS 7. We haven't heard that much about what this will feature but we've put together a list of what we want in iOS 7. This includes an expanded notification bar and perhaps a refresh of the user interface.
The iPhone 6 is a horse of a different color though, as this may be a placeholder name because many expect this to be a cheaper iPhone that's aimed at the emerging markets. It may or may not be made of plastic and I wouldn't expect a Retina Display. Because of that, I doubt Apple would call it the "iPhone 6" because that would denote it's one above the iPhone 5 series.
Still, the cheaper iPhone makes a lot of sense, as markets like India and China have billions of potential users who may not be able to afford an iPhone. Apple has been selling older iPhone models to address that but it may not be able to cede that market to Android-powered devices for long.