The next-generation iPhone will launch on September 6th, according to German Apple website iFun [Google Translate]. The site does not have a significant track record with this sort of prediction, however.

Earlier this week, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the low-cost iPhone and the iPad 5 would ship in early September with the iPhone 5S coming later because of production difficulties. Kuo has had an excellent track record in recent years. A ramp in production of the iPhone 5S at the end of this month was reported by a number of parties last week.

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Rendered mockup of lower-cost plastic iPhone front and back

Additionally, iFun claims two new "device types" will be introduced, likely an iPhone 5S and a new low-cost iPhone with a plastic backing that has been extensively rumored.

During Apple's earnings call this week, CFO Peter Oppenheimer said that Apple would have a "very busy fall" and said he would go into more detail "in October". It isn't clear whether he meant because new products would be launching then or because that's when the next earnings call will take place.

Update: The Loop's Jim Dalrymple has put an end to this rumor with a simple, "Nope."

Top Rated Comments

Cougarcat Avatar
101 months ago
Correct. I don't know who he is, and I have no interest in that. I know he's supposedly a journalist who has confirmed or denied some rumors about Apple products in the past.



I'm afraid you can not justify any of this.
Can you show me a document proving Apple has something to do with his statements?
Otherwise, for all I know, that "nope" could be based off of many analysts predictions.
His immaculate track record speaks for itself. It is enough to know that it isn't based off analyst predictions, because their track records are abysmal. Of course, it's up to you if you don't want to believe it.
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Tastydirt Avatar
101 months ago
Already "noped" buy the legendary Dalrymple: http://www.loopinsight.com/2013/07/26/the-rumored-iphone-sept-6-launch/
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cougarcat Avatar
101 months ago
How is he "legendary"?
His "nope" still leaves hopes, he's not Mr Cook.

I guess you don't know who he is. He's practically Cook's mouthpiece. If Apple wants to deny rumors, they will tell him. He's been 100% right.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sulpfiction Avatar
101 months ago
So far pretty light on 5S leaks. But I think that's all going to change over the next couple weeks. Getting excited!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
boshii Avatar
101 months ago
So far pretty light on 5S leaks.

Because it looks just like the iPhone 5 but with dual-led flash.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BASTI51 Avatar
101 months ago
Introduction is earlier. "Verkaufsstart" means sale starts on 6th.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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