Apple to Release iPhone 5S and Low Cost iPhone in August 2013 – iPhone 5S will apparently be compatible with China Mobile, whilst the cheaper iPhone with cost US$330.
Yesterday, AppleInsider reported that a new iPhone design with a polycarbonate body is on its way according to reports from Asia. The new iPhone will apparently be priced at $330, comes with a 4.5-inch display and set to be release in 2014.
[quote] A new iPhone design with a polycarbonate body similar to Apple’s legacy entry-level MacBook may be released at a targeted price of $330, while plans for a next-gen handset with 4.5-inch display have been pushed back to 2014, according to a new report.
Finally, Thursday’s report also made mention of Apple’s follow-up to the iPhone 5, sometimes referred to as a so-called “iPhone 5S.” It claimed that Apple apparently plans to add a dual-flash LED module on the back of the device to aid in picture taking. The two flash exposures are rumored to be stacked on top of one another to the right of the camera lens.[/quote]
Today the same blog is reporting that Apple is set to to launch a low cost iPhone model this August along with a the iPhone 5S. The new iPhone 5S will apparently be compatible with the largest carrier in the world, China Mobile.
[quote] The report suggests that Foxconn will also be the exclusive manufacturer of Apple’s next-generation “iPhone 5S.” It was not indicated that Pegatron had received any orders for the company’s next flagship handset.
Unlike the current iPhone 5, which requires different models for separate carriers with unique LTE frequencies, the so-called “iPhone 5S” is expected to be a world phone that will add compatibility with new carriers, including China Mobile.
As for the cheaper iPhone, Friday’s report claimed it will not be a world phone, and will only support the frequency division duplex (FDD) flavor of LTE. China Mobile’s network uses time division duplexing (TDD) for its LTE network.[/quote]