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iPhone 5S and budget iPhone could launch on September 18

The iPhone 5S release date could see Apple’s new flagship phone share the limelight with the heavily rumoured budget iPhone on September 18, latest reports have suggested.

With reports over the weekend hinting that the iPhone 5S release date would see the eagerly awaited iPhone 5 replacement formally launch on September 6, new claims have suggested Apple’s next-gen smartphone will not be formally unveiled until September 18. Citing an unnamed source, CurrentEditorials has claimed this unveiling will be followed by an iPhone 5S release date on September 27.

While the iPhone 5S is expected to build on the company’s current metal bodied smartphone offering with a new array of innards and features, the latest reports have suggested that the budget iPhone handset will be a “refreshed iPhone 5.”

Maintaining the same specs sheet as the current flagship model, it has been suggested that: “Instead of adding another iPhone to its line-up, Apple has decided to refresh the soon-to-be mid-range iPhone 5 with a selection of colours and a reduced build cost, thanks to some well-placed plastic.”

Budget iPhone Rumours

One of the most widely anticipated products to come out of Apple’s Cupertino headquarters this autumn, the budget iPhone is expected to see the iPad mini maker look to rival the dominant raft of Android powered mid-range smartphones.

With the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One eating into Apple’s share of the high-end smartphone sector, the company is expected to launch a cheaper, plastic bodied iPhone to push its ecosystem out across a wider potential user base.

Although a raft of budget iPhone rumours have hinted to a cheaper Apple handset making it to retail before the year’s end, earlier this year the company’s Senior Vice President, Phillip Schiller, seemingly rebuffed claims of a budget iPhone.

“Despite the popularity of cheap smartphones this will never be the future of Apple’s products,” he said. “Every product that Apple creates, we consider using only the best technology available.”

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Via: TechRadar

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