Apple schedules new iPhone event on September 10
This entry was posted on Sunday, August 11, 2013.
After months of speculation about what exactly Apple has up its sleeves for the new iPhone, the suspense is finally going to be over in about a month from now, as a report from AllThingsD claims that Apple will be bringing out the new iPhone(s?) on the 10th of September. With plenty of reports about how Apple is losing out on market share in both the tablet and smartphone markets of late, this event will probably go a long way in reinvigorating the popularity of the iPhone, along with telling us where Apple is going ahead in its plans for the future in general. Read on below the break to know more.
There’s been talk of Apple’s plans for a low- or mid-end smartphone called the iPhone 5C for quite some time now. While this may seem quite antithetical to Apple’s tendency to make high end products with no compromises, it may just be the panacea to Apple’s issues with declining market share. Cheap(er) Android phones are a dime a dozen, and the Apple brand name alone can’t forever compensate for the extra money that needs to shelled out to buy an Apple products, compared to the ones based on Android. If anything, Apple does have previous in this regard. The iPad Mini has been a blockbuster success since its launch, and when you really think about it, it is a cheaper version of the full size 9.7” iPad after all.
There’s also been talk of Apple introducing a fingerprint sensor in the next iPhone’s home button, ever since they acquired digital authentication firm Authentec a while ago.
While an iPhone with a fingerprint sensor may seem to be more of a gimmick than a real upgrade over the iPhone 5, the so called 5C may just revolutionize the mid range smartphone market entirely. Stay tuned to know more as the date approaches!