At Apple Inc.,birth of iPhone 5S,5C set to herald death of iPhone 4

Apple Inc. to incentivise iPhone experience for all - spendthrifts and budget-minded-with 5S,5C.

Written by Muhammad Zulqarnain Zulfi | Published:August 23, 2013 4:11 pm

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’.

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.

Considering that design and colour play such a huge part in Apple Inc.’s work culture,the company may follow,for iPhone 5S,the trend in booming Chinese (Asia-Pacific region) handset market whose colour preference is trending toward gold and orange – the ‘champagne’ colour which has taken the tech world by storm.

Apple’s newly revamped iPhone lineup is expected to include the high-end ‘iPhone 5S’,a plastic ‘iPhone 5C’,and a low-end option with the legacy iPhone 4S,according to media reports.

Apple iPhone 5C is expected to include mostly the same components as iPhone 5,including an A6 processor and a 4-inch Retina display. The tech major is expected to cut costs and boost margins by featuring a plastic rear for the device,which is likely to come in a variety of colors as per various ‘leaks’. iPhone 5S is,however,expected to become Apple’s new premium smartphone,featuring same metal construction as iPhone 5,but sporting a fingerprint sensor beneath the home button as well as a dual LED flash component for better low-light photos.

With iPhone 5S,current iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C,all sporting similar designs and screen sizes,it would bring welcome parity to the lineup,an analyst says

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