Apple unveiled an invitation dated 10 September 2013, and many believe it will mark the day that the new iPhone 5s will be revealed. The date is almost exactly a year after the unveiling of the iPhone 5.
“At the very least, we’re expecting a next-gen iPhone to hit the stage. We’ll also be holding out hope for an oh-so-colourful lower-end iPhone 5C for emerging markets – markets where Android and even Windows Phone are the platforms of choice for communities making the move into the smartphone era,” wrote Engadget. Apple has also in the past unveiled a S-version of previous phones, such as the iPhone 3S and 4S, which could hint at a 5S version.
Also expected to be unveiled, is the newest version of the iOS operating sytem, iOS7. The OS has been in developer testing for a number of months and has undergone a number of updates. By 10 September, it is expected that the OS would be ready for its public debut.
It is also expected in some circles that Apple might reveal a new iPad, or a different version of it.
According to Apple, the iPhone 5 was their most challenging device to design. “I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that the hardware and software engineering that has gone into this product is the most challenging our team has taken on,” Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing said during the unveiling of the iPhone 5.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor