This week for Wireless Wednesday we’re taking a closer look at the new iPhone (and possibly 2 new iPhones?) coming out in the next couple of weeks. Take a look at the following excerpts from the Wall Street Journal article “Supplier to Ship Two Apple iPhones in September” pasted below–
Apple Inc. has asked assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. to begin shipping both a new high-end and low-end iPhone in early September, people familiar with the matter said.
The shipping plans suggest consumers could soon have access to two new iPhone models, pointing to a strategy shift as Apple attempts to regain its momentum in the smartphone market. The company hasn’t previously announced different iPhone models around the same time.
Apple’s suppliers in Asia started mass-producing components in June for both a standard iPhone, featuring a metal casing, and a lower-cost version, people who work at those companies said.
The Cupertino, Calilf., company has been unveiling new iPhones in the fall since 2011. It is planning a launch event on Sept. 10, according to AllThingsD, a news outlet that, like The Wall Street Journal, is owned by News Corp. It isn’t clear whether Apple would launch both iPhones the same day or initially choose to showcase just one device.
What features are you looking for or hoping to see i the new iPhone(s)? What do you think Apple has to do to regain some of the smartphone market? Can they do it? Let us know what you think in the comments section below, or on Twitter/Facebook.