AT&T and T-Mobile hint iPhone 5S and 5C availability date
By Lynn Schindler on August 30, 2013
In all prospect, Apple will unveil the new specimens of the next iPhone line on September 10. A possible release date has allowed experts to predict the day of arrival of the two iPhones in stores, and now we have some sort of certainty.
AT&T and T-Mobile have eventually hinted a possible arrival date by cancelling employee leaves for the second half of September. Which indicates iPhone 5S and 5C will be available to the public from September 20.
September 20, a possible arrival date has already emerged a number of times, but without an official confirmation. However, the decision of carriers to black out employees vacation for specific time span stressed that rumor and cemented the information. It isn’t uncommon that operators require the highest availability of their employee’s times in conjunction, and the launch of a new iPhones, so as to have the huge demand from customers, including queues in front of stores and stormed shelves.
AT&T has always been Apple’s partners while T-Mobile was the last of the U.S. carriers to get Apple’s concession for distribution of the iPhone after AT&T, Verizon and Sprint in 2012.
Apple iPhone 5S is the high-end smartphone and conceived as the successor of the iPhone 5. Aesthetically identical to its predecessor, the iPhone 5S will boast an A7 chipset, a 12-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, 2GB of RAM and a fingerprint reader nestled in the Home button.
However, iPhone 5C is aimed for mid-segment consumers with hardware features similar to the iPhone 5, while the design will be characterized by a body made of colored polycarbonate. Both new iPhones will probably will be shown during the keynote of September 10’s event, which is not confirmed yet by the Cupertino Calif.-based company. At the moment, the prices, tariff agreements with operators are also unknown yet.