New Apple iPhone to ‘launch in September’

The new iPhone is rumoured to be launching at Apple´s ´Circle´ event next month, we take a look at the story so far...

13 Aug 2013


There's not much that gets us more excited round here than an impending Apple launch.

The brand is loved by fashion-conscious hipsters and tech geeks alike and with reports suggesting the tech giant is to launch its new iPhone at an event next month, our knickers are well and truly in a twist.

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The day we're all counting down to is September 10 when the Apple Circle event is pencilled in, according to tech website AllThingsD.

We clearly can't get enough of the iPhone - Apple sold a record 31.2 million handsets in the last financial quarter - but what can we expect from the new handset?

The report suggests Apple is going all 'future tech', with scanner technology that will allow us to unlock the phone with our fingerprint.

It's also expected to boast an improved camera and processor.

The claim about the biometric scanner came after coding for the upcoming iOS 7 operating system described a user touching their thumb against the screen before the print changes colour, which tech writers have suggested could mean 'recognition is complete'.

The iOS 7 mobile operating system was unveiled earlier this summer, and it features a new 'flat' design which sets it apart from its precessors.

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Code for iOS 7 also suggested that we'll be able to shoot video via our iPhone at a rate fast enough to record slow-motion films. The rate will increase from around 30 frames per second to 120 frames per second.

It is also thought people will be able to choose apps and control the screen of the new handset by merely moving their head thanks to the Switch Control feature in iOS 7. 

Last year Apple launched the iPad mini, a shrunken-down version of its classic 10-inch tablet, and now reports have suggested it is now planning a lower-cost version of its iPhone.

Apple is reportedly poised to introduce a second, low-cost version of the iPhone designed with emerging markets in the Far East, India and South America in mind.

So we've checked out a few potential features of the new iPhone, but what will it be called?

Another report from Japanese website Macotakara said it will be called the iPhone 5S, while the smaller, lower-cost model is rumoured to be called the iPhone 5C - the 'C' has been linked to potentially different colour options.
The website said the names were confirmed by "its sources in Asia".

But at the moment all of this is just rumour. All we can do is sit patiently and wait 'til September 10 while getting ourselves into a new-tech tizzy.