The new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C smartphones are near. Everything points to September 20 as new iPhone release date.
Apple has kept us waiting this year with new product announcements until September. On September 10 Apple is supposed to host the big iPhone media event. Typically Apple is releasing the new iPhones about 10 days after the event. Reports from vacation blocking at carriers confirm this tradition. We already covered the T-Mobile vacation blocking and now also a report about Verizon employee vacation blocking periods confirm again the September 20 iPhone release date.
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Apple is for the first time expected to introduce two iPhone models this year. The premium iPhone 5S is expected to come with a fingerprint sensor, better camera, more performance and in the same iPhone 5 design. The iPhone 5S is also supposed to be available in a gold color. New this year is the rumored lower cost iPhone 5C. It is supposed to come in various colors and has a plastic casing. The iPhone 5C is supposed to reach new market segments, but my guess is that it actually might become a hot item for teenagers.