Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is only a few days away from its Sept. 10 media event, where it is expected to unveil its new iPhone models — the high-end iPhone 5S and the long-rumored, less expensive iPhone 5C — alongside the Gold Master build of the revamped iOS 7 mobile operating system.
According to various reports, if Apple follows its usual release pattern, both iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C could be released to consumers on Sept. 20, while the iOS 7 could be rolled out in the third week of this month.
It is widely rumored that the iPhone 5S will feature a fingerprint sensor embedded in the traditional home button and will be powered by an A7 processor that is 31 percent faster than its predecessor. The handset is expected to be available in a new “champagne” color option, and will likely sport motion-tracking capability and an upgraded camera with a dual-LED flash component.
When it comes to the iPhone 5C, the handset will likely feature a plastic shell, which is rumored to be available in multiple colors. The phone is also rumored to sport the same 4-inch form factor of the iPhone 5, but with older components to make it less expensive.
Will you buy an iPhone 5S or 5C?