iPhone 5S and 5C Expected to Launch in Japan on September 20

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    CNET summarizes a report [Google translation] from prominent Japanese business newspaper Nikkei claiming that both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C will launch in Japan on Friday, September 20, ten days after the devices are expected to be unveiled at an Apple media event.
    September 20 has been widely speculated to be the date for the first wave of launches for Apple's new iPhone models, based on past history. Apple typically launches its new iPhones in the United States and several other markets roughly a week and half after they are introduced, and with a September 10 media event all but confirmed, September 20 is viewed by many as the most likely launch date.

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    Prototype iPhone 5S (left) vs. iPhone 5 (right)
    Last year, Apple introduced the iPhone 5 at a media event on September 12, with the first round of launches taking place on September 21 in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

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    Way too soon after the Keynote...
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    September 19 in USA please, 13 hours earlier.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Where does this leaked photo come from?
     
  5. Michael Scrip, Aug 20, 2013
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    I'm guessing the colored models will be very popular. They will be good enough and be cheap (for an iPhone)

    Why will anyone buy the flagship iPhone?
     
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    It's not too soon if you consider last year:
    In fact, it was only 9 days after the Keynote last year.
     
  7. macrumors member

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    I see Friday the 13th in USA (Samsung Killers) :D
     
  8. macrumors 68000

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    Most won't.
     
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    I'm still really up in the air about what I'm going to do with my upgrade. If the iPhone 5S doesn't wow me, I might be ditching the iPhone.

    Had iPhones since 2007, but the last few releases have been really disappointing.
     
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    Tech blogs / media outlets just copy each other. Of course the rumor will be "reinforced". Just like the double-fail "BGR" rumor about the release of iOS beta 6 and 7, which has been "reinforced" by many other tech blogs.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    Good for HK, Japan, USA.

    But what about China, Taiwan, and South Korea?

    They usually get Apple stuff over 1 month after the official release date.

    Anyone know why?
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    lol... Are you actually serious? Most won't buy the top of the line? Thats why they don't price them that way of course...

    That's like saying that people will only buy the entry iPad/iPod because they don't want to pay any more!

    For the record, I will be walking out with 3 of the top of the range ones when they are first released, and no, sadly, pretty colours or price won't affect my decision.
     
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    I think you should ditch the iPhone. Youve had it now time to try something else.
     
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    Regulators' approval (China) / Smaller market (South Korea, Taiwan)
     
  15. Pompiliu, Aug 20, 2013
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    Because it's the flagship. FFS! :)
     
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    Um, the last few includes the 4, which was and still is a marvelous piece of technology.
     
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    The last few releases, 3GS->4 (retina display, better camera, front camera, glass body, huge), 4->4S (single to dual core, 2x as fast, big update to camera, huge), 4S->5 (again 2x as fast, 16:9 screen, new design with thinner aluminium body)

    The only thing Apple did not do was to increase the size to 5 inches.
     
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    Erm, thats exactly what people do! I personally would've loved to have an iPad 32Gb, but wasn't going to pay the extortionate price for it, so went for a 16Gb version. We all can't "wander into store on release day and buy 3 top of the line phones".
     
  19. macrumors 6502

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    Because if you can afford it, its just better/thinner/lighter/faster?
     
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    I cry a little inside when I don't hear rumors of a bigger screen this close to the reveal.

    Android here I come...
     
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    Some people just want the best phone. The clincher could be:

    -- Slightly better internals with latest processor
    -- Improved camera
    -- Fingerprint unlocking
    -- Availability of alluring champagne color
    -- The only phone with 128GB option

    Any single one of the above five features, could be enough to sway some people towards the flagship 5S.

    But for millions, the 5C will be a very attractive option. If at a minimum 16GB, count me in.
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    It should've been obvious with leaks of the 5S from a few months ago.

    Well goodbye, then.
     
  23. donutbagel, Aug 20, 2013
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    Hah, they're getting it late. Consider this payback for launching Pokémon late in the US.
     
  24. macrumors regular

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    October 4th

    Rumor has October 4th for a US launch. I work for Verizon and we have a vacation blackout that week. My friend at Sprint does as well.

    But the 4th of October has been going around the grapevine for a week or so and our regional director hinted at a big launch the first week in October
     
  25. macrumors newbie

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    Me, too. No more iphones until they grow up and join the 21st C.
     

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