Apple is reportedly gearing for an autumn assault, amid fresh industry chatter that it’s bringing two new iPhones to market in the third quarter.
Citing supply chain sources in Taiwan, the ever-digging types at Digitimes report that Apple will unveil dual additions to its iPhone line-up, including a ‘revised’ version of the iPhone 5, which tech writers have widely dubbed iPhone 5S, and the much-prophesied low-cost model.
Not much else is known about the devices at this time, but if rumours can be trusted Apple is likely to debut fingerprint scanning technology on at least the flagship model, following its acquisition of AuthenTec.
Apple is also set to reveal the latest iteration of the iOS operating system that’ll power its next-generation smartphones at its Worldwide Developers’ Conference next month.
Although it’s unlikely the iMaker will make any hardware announcements at the event, Digitimes at least reckons the new iPhones could be unveiled in June, with shipping to begin later in the month.
Whether these shipments will be to Apple or to retailers remains unclear, as the former could mean the actual release dates for the handset could be set much later.
Digitimes also claims that Samsung is looking to one-up Apple by launching its much-hyped Galaxy Note 3 phablet sometime in July or August, ahead of the widely rumoured unveiling in September.
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Digitimes via Hexus