iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C launch date: September 20?


Japanese business newspaper Nikkei (via CNET) reports that Apple will launch iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C exactly a month from today, on Friday, September 20 and ten days after the devices are unveiled at a media event on September 10.

From CNET:

New iPhones will arrive in Japan on September 20 with a gold iPhone 5S option in tow, Japan’s Nikkei reported Wednesday.

SoftBank and KDDI will handle sales of the iPhone 5S and 5C, according to Japan’s largest business daily. NTT Docomo is not expected to sell the new iPhones, Nikkei added. [..]

[..] In addition to the conventional black and white models, a new “champagne gold” will be offered, the newspaper said. This reinforces widely-reported rumors about that color option for the iPhone 5S. 

The 5S is expected to come with an upgraded processor and camera as well as fingerprint reader integrated into the home button, according to the report. Again, echoing recent reports. 

Apple usually launches the iPhone first in the U.S. and several other countries, so if September 20th is the launch date in Japan, then it will be launch date in U.S. as well. We had also predicted September 20th as the release date for iPhone 5S based on the release schedule followed by Apple for the last couple of years.

iPhone 5 was launched in 9 countries including US, Canada, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, France, Germany and UK. We expect Apple to launch iPhone 5S in more than 9 countries this year.

I can’t wait to get my hands on iPhone 5S. What about you? Do you plan to buy or upgrade to iPhone 5S? Or Will you buy iPhone 5C?

[Nikkei via CNET]