Apple to release iPhone 5S and cheaper iPhone in August 2013
Apple will unveil its new iPhone this summer, most likely dubbed the iPhone 5S – but it could also be planning to release a more affordable version of its flagship phone, made out of (sit down and take a deep breath) polycarbonate instead of glass or aluminium.
That's according to AppleInsider, which claims that while the iPhone 5S will feature worldwide LTE connectivity, its budget counterpart won't work as a world device. Rumours of a polycarbonite body to cut costs have cropped up to support the notion of a cheaper iPhone, with a US$330 (£220) pricetag being floated about – here’s hoping.
According to Chinese news site EMSOne, the iPhone 5S will work on China Mobile – the world’s largest carrier. Unlike current iPhones that need different models for separate carriers, the iPhone 5S will be one to rule them all, compatible worldwide. This also suggests a new chip like Qualcomm’s LTE processor that words on 40 bands.