iPhone 5S To Launch This September, Alongside New Low-Cost iPhone [Analyst]

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Tim Cook suggested during Apple’s earnings call earlier this week that the Cupertino company wouldn’t be announcing any new products until later this year. So it’s no surprise to see that analysts from Citigroup are now reporting that the iPhone 5S will be available in early September, alongside a new low-cost iPhone for emerging markets.

Apple’s Low-Cost iPhone To Launch Later This Year With Larger Display, New Design [Rumor]

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Digitimes has today published one of its more questionable rumors regarding Apple’s upcoming low-cost iPhone. Citing sources in the Cupertino company’s supply chain, it claims the cheaper device — believed to be called the “iPhone mini” by one analyst — will make its debut later this year, aimed at China and other emerging markets.

But it won’t be smaller to cut costs. Instead it’ll boast a larger screen to meet the “prevailing trend for the adoption of 5-inch displays.”

Apple In Talks With China Mobile Chief To Bring iPhone To World’s Biggest Carrier

China Mobile, the largest carrier in the world, officially partnered with Apple last year.
The next-generation iPhone could be the first to support China Mobile's 3G network.

China Mobile, the world’s largest carrier with over 655 million subscribers, is in talks with Apple to bring the iPhone to its homegrown 3G (TD-SCDMA) network. The carrier’s chairman, Xi Guohua, confirmed the discussions during a shareholders meeting earlier this week.

Apple Fixes iPhone 4S To Support China Mobile, Despite No Partnership With Carrier

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China Mobile, the largest carrier in the world, officially partnered with Apple last year.
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Apple is yet to strike a deal with China Mobile over the iPhone, but that hasn’t stopped the Cupertino company from supporting China Mobile customers who want to use its latest smartphone with the carrier unofficially. Just a month after Apple confirmed that the iPhone 4S has issues with China Mobile SIM cards, it has fixed the device to eliminate signal issues.