Leaked Japanese Carrier Document Claims iPhone 5S Pre-orders to Start on June 20, Launch in July


Last week, during the Q1 2013 earnings call, Tim Cook indicated that Apple plans to launch the new iPhone later this fall.

However, folks at french website French website. Nowhereelse.fr have got their hands on a purported leaked document from Japanese wireless carrier KDDI. 

According to the leaked document, pre-orders for the next generation iPhone, dubbed iPhone 5S will start as early as June 20 with sales starting in July. So the new iPhone could be unveiled at the WWDC Keynote on June 10.

AppleInsider reports:

Written and starred in red is information for the iPhone 5S “new product,” which is scheduled for a pre-sale announcement date of June 20 with sales starting in July. Below the release dates is a notation for major feature changes from the iPhone 5, which in this case says the supposed 5S will carry a fingerprint reader, 13-megapixel camera and iOS 7.

The areas highlighted in green offer information regarding au’s current monthly plans for the iPhone 5, including LTE flat rate plans and family calling subscription options, as well as a cash back bundle offer for users of the telecom’s “hikari” home internet service.


Take this with a pinch of salt as carriers don’t usually have access to Apple’s launch plans. Apple is also expected to give a sneak peak at iOS 7 which will come pre-installed with the new iPhone at WWDC Keynote, so June would be too early for the launch of iPhone 5S.

So I think that the document is either fake or the carrier is planning for the event based on rumors. We’re expecting Apple to launch of the new iPhone in September or October.

Nowhereelse.fr via AppleInsider