iPhone 5S ‘by June’, low-end model inbound too?

iPhone 5S ‘by June’, low-end model inbound too?Where were we with the iPhone 5S rumours? Two sizes and five colours, coming in June, and ‘touch-on’ display tech. Oh, and we had a peek at the purported iPhone 5S shell.

Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley is the latest to get in on the iPhone 5S rumour action, reiterating the summer launch notion, and throwing in the idea of a low-end model.

That’s the story reported by Boy Genius Report, relaying Walkley’s thoughts as penned in – you guessed it – a note to investors.

Walkley scribbles: “We believe Apple could launch a higher-end iPhone model by the June quarter versus its more typical September/October timing for a new iPhone launch.”

Yeah, that seems to be the consensus, Mike. New iPad in February/March, new iPhone in June/July, and new iPad mini in October/November.

The Canaccord chap continues: “We also believe Apple could potentially launch a lower-end iPhone focused on more price-sensitive pre-paid markets, as we believe consumers in markets such as China, Latin America and Eastern Europe would have very strong demand for a more affordably priced 3G iPhone.”

Apple’s tactic of late has been to keep earlier models of the iPhone around. At present, you can grab the iPhone 4 for £319, though that’s not exactly “budget”.

Well, only five months or so till the iPhone 5S launch. Let’s say we have one iPhone 5S rumour per day, that’s… 150 iPhone 5S stories to go? ‘Mazing.

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 9, 2013 at 12:19

Yeah, and they reckon the budget iPhone will have a 5in screen. VERY likely ;) Pfft

Pondlife  Jan. 9, 2013 at 12:30

Well, only five months or so till the iPhone 5S launch. Let’s say we have one iPhone 5S rumour per day, that’s… 150 iPhone 5S stories to go? ‘Mazing

Or you could just stop putting up an article every time some nonentity guesses the release date based on no evidence ...

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 9, 2013 at 12:34

Well, only five months or so till the iPhone 5S launch. Let’s say we have one iPhone 5S rumour per day, that’s… 150 iPhone 5S stories to go? ‘Mazing

Or you could just stop putting up an article every time some nonentity guesses the release date based on no evidence ...


Are you suggesting event- and fact-based journalism? That was tried once. Big fail...

Also, Lewis - I can't see how this rumour has anything to do with Stephen Elop! We need more Elop news.

Pondlife  Jan. 9, 2013 at 12:43

Fair point, it stopped selling papers long time ago. How about some scandal or maybe a celebrity guessing. That William fellow seems to be very down with what the kids want, see what he knows...
IPhone discovered on the moon? Ballmer actually one of those aliens from Dr Who with the skin suits? Maybe a cartoon strip or horoscopes.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 9, 2013 at 12:51

And: will Kim Kardashian explode?

Pondlife  Jan. 9, 2013 at 12:57

Will kk explode if she uses a Surface you mean, we have to keep vaguely on track...

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 9, 2013 at 13:06

Will kk explode if she uses a Surface you mean, we have to keep our vaguely on track... She uses a Playbook, no? I think the next Playbook is due in July - 15 inch.

Pondlife  Jan. 9, 2013 at 13:15

She's looking forward to William's playbook add on to make it even more playful...

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 9, 2013 at 13:53

Will.i.am' PlayBling?

Pondlife  Jan. 9, 2013 at 14:51

Simply for having the best name I've seen in ages I want to see a guess by Billy Twelvetrees on when the iphone 5s will be out.

iPhone5S  Jan. 12, 2013 at 05:00

Apple should just buy Pandora, make it free and unlimited streaming. They have the money to do it. iRadio, iOS 7, iPhone 5S, iPad Mini, iTV, iPhone Mini ...wow, looks like Apple will be busy this year. They better hurry though cause YotaPhone - the first Dual-screen smartphone looks good enough to knock Apple down.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 12, 2013 at 10:33

Apple should just buy Pandora, make it free and unlimited streaming. They have the money to do it. iRadio, iOS 7, iPhone 5S, iPad Mini, iTV, iPhone Mini ...wow, looks like Apple will be busy this year. They better hurry though cause YotaPhone - the first Dual-screen smartphone looks good enough to knock Apple down.

That is quite the mixed bag - I have no idea what your points are???

Pondlife  Jan. 12, 2013 at 12:22

They better hurry though cause YotaPhone - the first Dual-screen smartphone looks good enough to knock Apple down.

:D hahahahahahahaha :D

Damn that was a good one.

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