German blog iFun claims to have it on file from a very trusty source that Apple is on track to release its next-generation iPhones in early September, though the report sounds sketchy.Citing this “very credible and serious source,” the blog claims (via Google translation) that “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 color variations or memory meant,” the report adds.
These two types of devices are, of course, the rumored iPhone 5S and budget (plastic) iPhone, both of which are expected to launch and ship this fall.
The alleged rollout date is hard to grasp, considering Apple has already promised to make its upcoming announcements in fall.
Saying that the iPhone 5S will launch on September 6 suggests Apple will call on the press in August to attend an event towards the end of summer.
The consensus is that the company will make the unveiling in mid-September, and the phones are expected to ship towards the end of September, or in early October.
New iPads are also expected at the event, though iFun’s source makes no mentioning of any tablet upgrades, nor does it say anything about the specifications of the new iPhones.
The iPhone 5S, which is said to bear an identical design to the iPhone 5, will reportedly ship in a flurry of colors this time around. Allegedly, the phone will also employ a fingerprint sensor and other upgrades, such as a faster processor and a better camera.
As for the budget iPhone, rumor has it that the handset is made of plastic and that it boasts pretty much the same technical specs as the iPhone 5. Apple reportedly plans to sell this version of the handset at a more appealing price point.