iPhone 5S launch seemingly confirmed for September 10, Apple promises to ‘brighten everyone’s day’

iPhone 5S launch seemingly confirmed for September 10, Apple promises to ‘brighten everyone’s day’We’ve had September 10 earmarked for the iPhone 5S launch for several weeks now, and all that remained was concrete confirmation from Cook’s Cupertino crew in California.

Well, that confirmation has finally arrived in the form of an invite to a September 10 launch event at Apple HQ, and reading between the lines, it sounds like the iPhone 5S might well be joined on stage by the budget iPhone 5C.

Typically, Apple isn’t giving anything away, and that means anything. There’s no particular mention of the iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C on the invite - or indeed any iDevice.

However, with 12 months having passed since the iPhone 5 launch, it’s pretty much a certainty that we’re talking The Next iPhone.

Looking at the invite, those coloured circles and the tagline “This should brighten everyone’s day” seem to suggest we’ll be looking at various colour options.

The iPhone 5S is tipped to come in a gold/champagne option in addition to the bog standard black and white, and there’ll possibly be graphite too, but they don’t exactly tick the bright box.

No, it’s the budget iPhone 5C that’s tipped to come in as many as six different colours, each brighter than the last, possibly including green, yellow, white, blue and red.

Logic suggests that the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C release date will fall on or around September 20, and that notion is given credence by a reported restriction on AppleCare vacation between September 15 and September 28.

Of course, even if you’re not upgrading to the iPhone 5S (or swooping in low with an iPhone 5C), there’s still iOS 7 to look forward to. One particular rumour suggested it’d start rolling out on September 10, same day as the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C launch, but… meh.

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AhmadCentral  Sep. 3, 2013 at 23:34

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Treab  Sep. 3, 2013 at 23:52

ITS THE END OF THE WORLD.

universe1992  Sep. 4, 2013 at 07:30

Brighton everyone's day? Yeah the iphone is scrapped!

Stelph  Sep. 4, 2013 at 10:41

I wonder how annoyed people at Apple get now that more or less everything iPhone based is known well in advance of their "reveal"?

Treab  Sep. 4, 2013 at 11:11

same as everywhere they don't... every phone / tablet is leaked by the developer to try and build enthusiasm in the design gauge reactions etc its like the old style leak of 'leaving my iphone prototype in a bar'...

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 4, 2013 at 12:23

same as everywhere they don't... every phone / tablet is leaked by the developer to try and build enthusiasm in the design gauge reactions etc its like the old style leak of 'leaving my iphone prototype in a bar'...

Think you're right.

AhmadCentral  Sep. 4, 2013 at 12:44

Not everything is leaked on purpose though.

A lot of stuff is and a lot isn't.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 4, 2013 at 12:48

Yes, just enough to stop people from buying something else out of ignorance of that 'next big thing'.

We know Hollywood and BigPop upload stuff to Youtube and torrent sites to create buzz (and to then try and sue them, right, Viacom ;) )...

krogothnx  Sep. 4, 2013 at 13:01

So... what proof do we have of the 5S actually existing, and this not just being an event for the 5C?

The only 'proof' i can think of for the 5S's existence is that champagne coloured backplate, which could easily be a hoax, or just another colour option for the 5. But we've seen multiple iPhone 5C leaks (or very good hoaxes / knockoffs), so a 5C launch seems far more likely than a 5S launch.

I'm not saying they can't do both, just that we've had very little to suggest the 5S actually exists.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 4, 2013 at 13:10

So... what proof do we have of the 5S actually existing, and this not just being an event for the 5C?

The only 'proof' i can think of for the 5S's existence is that champagne coloured backplate, which could easily be a hoax, or just another colour option for the 5. But we've seen multiple iPhone 5C leaks (or very good hoaxes / knockoffs), so a 5C launch seems far more likely than a 5S launch.

I'm not saying they can't do both, just that we've had very little to suggest the 5S actually exists.


True...
I've seen 5S 'leaks' that describe dual LED 'flash' but show a 'leaked' backplate with a single LED (or the weirdest dual-LED design ever...)...
But then again: The 5C is clearly for their push into China. Following the Sept 10 event in SF, Apple invited the Chinese press to a special event on Sept 11!
And an 'upgrade' to the 5 is due this autumn - the 5C is clearly not such an 'upgrade'.


To be honest: I'm still not convinced by the 5C - in spite of overwhelming leaks etc...
And I wouldn't mind if the 5S (or whatever it's going to be called) turned out to be a bit more than what that Champagne coloured backplate would suggest.

AhmadCentral  Sep. 4, 2013 at 13:13

5s and 5c are real.

BELIEVE

:D

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 4, 2013 at 13:17

Oh, I think they are real... Just not sure we have quite as many 'details' as the sum of all rumours suggests.

AhmadCentral  Sep. 4, 2013 at 14:07

Oh, I think they are real... Just not sure we have quite as many 'details' as the sum of all rumours suggests.

You mean the iPhone 5s won't print money???
Damn! That was the one rumour i wanted to come true :(

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 4, 2013 at 14:44

If your name's Tim Cook, it will ;)

AhmadCentral  Sep. 4, 2013 at 14:48

#TimCookMicrosoftCEO2014

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 4, 2013 at 14:59

hahaha

By the way: that invite pic is awful. Stupid pastels

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