Apple is pushing supplier Foxconn to begin shipping both a “high-end and low-end” iPhone in early September.
The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, concluded the iPhones, rumored to be the “iPhone 5S” and the lower-cost “iPhone 5C,” could go on sale in September.
The Wall Street Journal’s AllThingsD last week broke the news Apple has an iPhone event planned for Sept. 10. That news was followed up with reports that the next iPhone would be available in gold.
Now, tentative release dates for the next iPhone(s) and iOS 7 have begun to leak out, with blogs pegging both the iPhone 5S and 5C for a Sept. 20 release and iOS 7 for a Sept. 16 rollout. The same rumors slot the new iPad and iPad mini for release Oct. 25.
The hype and anticipation surrounding Apple’s upcoming iPhone has been accompanied by plenty of business speculation. Apple’s stock has been steadily gaining after dipping below $400 a few months ago. Investor Carl Icahn tweeted about meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook and called Apple “extremely undervalued,” causing a spike in prices. Apple is also thought to at last be on the verge of an iPhone deal with China Mobile, the world’s largest carrier by subscriber numbers.