More evidence pointing to September 20 as the iPhone(s)' release date has emerged online.
which calls itself the unofficial T-Mobile blog, T-Mobile is planning
to schedule employee blackout between September 20 and September 22.
This essentially means that T-Mobile employees will not be able to take a
leave for the purpose of a vacation during this period. While it's not
directly related to the iPhone's release, carriers do institute blackout
periods for busy days which also includes days just immediately after
the release of a new iPhone.
If one connects the dots, Nikkei, the
Japanese business publication had earlier suggested that Apple would
release the iPhone 5S and the low cost iPhone or iPhone 5C on September
Japan, indicating that the first wave of the new iPhone's release would
commence on the same day. Greece-based website, Techmaniacs had also
confirmed that the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C would launch on September
A number of rumours including some by credible publications
and journalists have confirmed September 10 as the most probable date
for Apple hosting a special event to announce the new iPhone(s).
iPhone is usually made available to the public in major markets
including US, Canada, France, Japan, Hong Kong, UK, and Singapore,
around a week after the official announcement.
Apple has not sent
any invitations or announced an event officially, yet, though it
typically sends out official invitations only a week before the actual
The iPhone 5S is expected to come with a brand new Apple
alongside 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM, retaining the form factor of the iPhone 5.
A 128GB storage variant of the phone has also been rumoured. The iPhone
5S is likely to come with a larger f2.0 aperture compared to the iPhone
5, that comes with f2.4 aperture. It's also likely to sport a
The low-cost iPhone or iPhone 5C has leaked
several times. Alleged pictures of the iPhone 5C have revealed a plastic
polycarbonate body back panel in White, Blue, Red, Yellow and Green
colours, a round camera lens and LED flash, Apple logo and iPhone
branding. It's expected to be powered by a dual-core CPU, and have a
just like the iPhone 5, with a resolution of 640x1136 pixels. The
iPhone 5C is rumoured to have 1GB of RAM, and come in 16GB, 32GB and
64GB storage variants. It'a also likely to sport an 8-megapixel rear
camera and a 1.2-megapixel front facing camera camera and run iOS 7
complete with Siri which would be available in English, French, German,
Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Italian and Spanish.
Are we looking at Apple's new iPhones?