The new iPhone will be available in Japan from September 20, and Apple will present two models – the iPhone 5S and budget version called the iPhone 5C. It is reported by the Tokyo Nikkei business publication with reference to reliable sources. It is noted that smartphones will only be sold at a retailer of mobile operators KDDI and Softbank – the largest local provider NTT DoCoMo distribute the iPhone will not.
Japan Apple has traditionally been part of the group of the first wave, that is, iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S at the same time it will be sold in the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. Russia historically belongs to the countries of the third wave. That is, in the some other countries, the new iPhone may appear official to distributors around October and November.
Official presentation of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C is expected on September 10. The devices will have new processors, new camera and operating system iOS 7.0. According to some, will be unveiled iPhone model with 128 GB of memory. In addition, the iPhone 5S is not the usual two colors – black and white, but three. A third option would be the a champagne color.
According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, in the third quarter of 2013, Apple could put about 5.2 million iPhone 5S and more than 8.5 million iPhone 5C in the market . In the fourth quarter shipments will grow to 28 million and 18.7 million units respectively. For comparison, in the III quarter of 2012 calendar year, Apple shipped 26.9 million iPhone, and in the IV quarter of last year there was a record of 47.8 million units.[Nikkei via CNET]