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For Apple Inc. gadget lovers the month of September holds out much promise, not just for those who willingly pay top dollar for the company's pricey gadgets, but also for those who covet the iconic products even though they can't really afford them.
But first things first. Apple Inc.'s much-touted iPhone 5S's launch is set for September 10, according to reports. Fingers crossed. Secondly, for the budget conscious, iPhone 5C (less feature rich, but affordable) is scheduled to go on sale latest by September 20. The date holds true also for iPhone 5S. Thirdly, according to a tech blog, Apple Inc. is rolling out the final version of iOS 7 on September 16, while 'Apple iOS7 Golden Master' release is tipped to be out on September 10. Earlier, iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C were reported to start shipping in October. And, speaking of October, according to the blog, Apple Inc. is preparing for a second big media announcement on the launch of iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2, which are expected to go on sale in the same month.
Whether intentionally or otherwise, Apple Inc. has kept interest alive in iPhone 5C and iPhone through timely leaks via ‘images and videos’. Whether that translates into super sales, enough to beat Samsung, is still being hotly debated even though Apple Inc. shares have been flying.
The price of the iPhone 5S, also revealed by selective leaks, is anything between $550-650, while that of iPhone 5C is between $400-500 – work out the exchange rate as the rupee keeps sinking to its lowest level on a daily basis – it has also definitely dented the chances of a dream buy by Indians.
Sadly, the updated lineup will also mean the death of the iPhone 4, released first in 2010, But it has its pros and cons, of course. Experts believe that ‘iPhone 5C’ can replace both iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, simply because Apple Inc. wants its entire iPhone lineup to feature large 4-inch displays and a new lightning connector, completely removing the legacy 30-pin connector from existing lineup.