Apple has asked Foxconn to begin shipping new high-end and low-end iPhones
in early September, claims The Wall Street Journal
. The report echoes previous rumors that Apple will release a new iPhone 5S and a lower-cost iPhone 5C that comes with a plastic back available in numerous colors.
Rendering of low-cost iPhone
Apple Inc. has asked assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. to begin shipping both a new high-end and low-end iPhone in early September, people familiar with the matter said.
Apple's suppliers in Asia started mass-producing components in June for both a standard iPhone featuring a metal casing and a lower-cost version, people who work at those companies said.
Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 5S and 5C at a media event on September 10th
, alongside the final unveiling of the iOS 7 operating system.