Monday, September 2, 2013

iPhone 5S (iPhone 6) to be announced on Sept 10, together with cheaper iPhone 5C

Same specs, same performance. Only difference is form factor?

In about eight days from today, we'll get to see the most anticipated release of the latest iteration of the iPhone - the iPhone 5S or, if you like, iPhone 6. They a planning to do that at a special media event on Sept. 10, 2013 although no confirmation from Apple as of today.

Cheaper version with plastic cover?

Most analysts believe the concept of the iPhone 6 is to offer a cheaper iPhone for people in lower income brackets and emerging markets, including China and India, two largely untapped markets for Apple, who can't readily afford the newest high-end iPhone.

Five features of the iphone 5S (iPhone 6) you should expect to see: 

1. Plastic but less scratchy form factor. The iPhone 6 is expected to release with many of the same features of the iPhone 5, but the key difference will be the form factor. The anodized aluminum body of the iPhone 5 will be replaced by a cheaper, but sturdier and more scratch-proof, polycarbonate shell.

2. Same iPhone 5 specs, same iPhone 5 performance. If this one materialise, it will be disappointing but it is believed Apple will release the iPhone 6 with most of the same specs as the iPhone 5, including a 4-inch Retina display at 326 ppi, an A6 chip, a FaceTime HD camera and an 8-megapixel rear side camera.

3. Five candy colors. The major difference between last year's iPhone 5 release and this year's budget iPhone 6, besides the new polycarbonate enclosure, will likely be its availability in five colors.

4. Pre-loaded with iOS 7. Phone hardware tends to get more attention than its software, but the operating system running on the iPhone 6 is just as vital to the iPhone experience as the phone itself.

5. It will be cheaper by a mile. Many people predicted the iPhone 6 would release at a price between $450 and $550 without contract. That would be around RM 1,500 to RM1,900 so, for a phone with similar performance with the iPhone 5, that price would be attractive.

Fancy multiple colour choices? Not me!

TheGreenMechanics: Eagerly waiting for September 10 announcement.


thomas said...

Wow!Lots of variant coming from iphone.

S4 said...

go apple, go cheaper iphone! Samsung has done that, now follow them or maybe copy them!

de engineur said...

For a phone of the same price, different people will have different considerations and preferences.