The next iPhone and its cheaper stablemate will hove into view earlier than anticipated, reports suggest, setting up an early September battle for tech-press column inches with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
According to German site iFun, which cites a “very credible and serious source” (he sounds very German doesn't he?), the handsets will debut together on September 6th. That’s a good two weeks earlier in the month than the last iPhone and two days after the Note 3 is set to tip up at the IFA tech show in Berlin.
The report also files in the face of reports that manufacturing issues with the more expensive phone means that the low cost phone will arrive in late September, slightly ahead of the full-price model.
iFun’s report, translated in charmingly garbled form by Cult of Mac using off-the-peg translation software, states: “The next-generation iPhone will be according to our information on 6 September come on the market.
“In addition to that day, “two new types of devices” to be available – and thus are not two different colour variations or memory meant. This information can reach us from a very credible and serious source.”
The cheaper iPhone is rumoured to come in a suite of colour options and feature an economical plastic shell in place of earlier iPhones’ premium materials.
The design of the refreshed standard iPhone isn’t expected to differ too much from the existing model, with the changes largely restricted to the handset’s internals.
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