Though Apple will be holding a press conference on September 10 to unveil its next-gen iPhone 5S and the more affordable iPhone 5C, there hadn’t been any word as to when the phones would actually be available for purchase. But if a recent report from Japanese news outlet Nikkei is any indication, we can expect the phones to hit the market less than two weeks later.
The report claims that both the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C will be available in initial markets starting on September 20, including on the Softbank and KDDI networks in Japan. As has been the case previously, the US (and other markets) will likely be among the initial markets along with Japan.
The iPhone 5S is expected to have a virtually identical appearance to that of its processor — with the exception of the heavily-rumored “gold” casing option — with the major changes being made under the hood. The iPhone 5S is expected to have a faster processor, an improved camera with a dual-LED flash, and a fingerprint scanner.
Specs on the iPhone 5C, meanwhile, have been a bit more scarce, with the only information on the device being that it will have a plastic casing that will be available in a number of different colors. It will also have slightly more modest features given its more affordable price tag, which is expected to fall somewhere between $400 and $500 off-contract.