Report: Apple’s Next Big Announcement on September 10th

iphone-5-headerApple fans, mark your calendars. AllThingsD say that their sources tell them that Apple is planning its next big announcement on September 10th.

The expected big news to come from this year’s big iPhone event is Apple launching a lower-priced iPhone 5 to compete with some of the lower cost offerings running Android and Windows Phone without selling year-old models at a marginally lower price.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen an increasing number of rumours suggesting that Apple’s mid-range offering will be the iPhone 5C which will be a white plastic iPhone. It’s expected to have lower specs than the current spec of iPhone 5 though what the specs will be hasn’t been hinted at yet.

The reason for launching the iPhone 5C rather than dropping the price on the iPhone 4S likely has to do with the change in connectors for peripherals with the launch of the iPhone 5. The move to the Lightning connector probably didn’t make too many fans among the Apple faithful. Since the iPhone 4S has the old connector, to keep everything up to date with the Lightning connector, the 5C comes in to be the mid-range offering.

Not to devalue the headliner of the big iPhone event but Apple will also be unveiling the proper next edition of the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5S. In addition to the expected improvements to the internals, there is a possibility that the 5S might include a fingerprint sensor capability. That would certainly be a more convenient way to unlock your phone than typing “SHER” to unlock it.

Source: AllThingsD


About Steve Murray

Steve is the founder and editor of The Lowdown Blog and et geekera. On The Lowdown Blog, he often writes about motorsports, hockey, politics and pop culture. Over on et geekera, Steve writes about geek interests and lifestyle. Steve is on Twitter at @TheSteveMurray.

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