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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.

    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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  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
  3. realeric macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2009
    United States
    September 19 in USA please, 13 hours earlier.
  4. huythanhv2 macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2010
  5. Michael Scrip, Aug 20, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 21, 2013

    Michael Scrip macrumors 601

    Mar 4, 2011
    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?
  6. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2012
    It's not too soon if you consider last year:
    In fact, it was only 9 days after the Keynote last year.
  7. AppleVsAndroid macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2012
    I see Friday the 13th in USA (Samsung Killers) :D
  8. winston1236 macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2010
    Most won't.
  9. appleguy123 macrumors 603


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    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.
  10. haruhiko macrumors 68040


    Sep 29, 2009
    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. James717 macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2013
    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. thegurio macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2009
    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.
  13. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    I think you should ditch the iPhone. Youve had it now time to try something else.
  14. haruhiko macrumors 68040


    Sep 29, 2009
    Regulators' approval (China) / Smaller market (South Korea, Taiwan)
  15. Pompiliu, Aug 20, 2013
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    Pompiliu macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2012
    Because it's the flagship. FFS! :)
  16. imageWIS macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2009
    Um, the last few includes the 4, which was and still is a marvelous piece of technology.
  17. haruhiko macrumors 68040


    Sep 29, 2009
    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.
  18. captain kaos macrumors 65816

    captain kaos

    Jan 16, 2008
    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. juanmanas macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2010
    Because if you can afford it, its just better/thinner/lighter/faster?
  20. adam044 macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2012
    I cry a little inside when I don't hear rumors of a bigger screen this close to the reveal.

    Android here I come...
  21. macs4nw macrumors 601


    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.
  22. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2012
    It should've been obvious with leaks of the 5S from a few months ago.

    Well goodbye, then.
  23. donutbagel, Aug 20, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2013

    donutbagel macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2013
    Hah, they're getting it late. Consider this payback for launching Pokémon late in the US.
  24. dball4 macrumors regular

    Jan 1, 2010
    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. thornatty macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2013
    Me, too. No more iphones until they grow up and join the 21st C.

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