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iPhone 5S and 5C Reportedly Launching in Japan on September 20th

by Ron Duwell | August 21, 2013August 21, 2013 7:00 am PST


Nikkei, one of the most prominent business newspapers in Japan, is reporting that both the iPhone 5S and 5C are set to be released in the country on Sept. 20. This will put the release date ten days after a media event in which is widely speculated that Apple will reveal the phones.

In Japan, both SoftBank and KDDI au hold the iPhone, and Nikkei says that both services will provide the two new models on the same day. NTT DoCoMo will continue to hold out on the iPhone, instead continuing to seek out exclusive deals with high end Android phones.

SoftBank and KDDI will handle sales of the iPhone 5S and 5C, according to Japan’s largest business daily. NTT Docomo is not expected to sell the new iPhones, Nikkei added. […]

In addition to the conventional black and white models, a new “champagne gold” will be offered, the newspaper said. This reinforces widely-reported rumors about that color option for the iPhone 5S.

The 5S is expected to come with an upgraded processor and camera as well as fingerprint reader integrated into the home button, according to the report.

Falling in with history, Apple typically releases the new iPhonee a week and a half after unveiling it. Last year, the iPhone 5 was revealed on Sept. 12 and released on Sept. 21. This would leave Nikkei‘s reported Sept. 20 release date within the realm of possibility.

Just in time too. My two year contract with KDDI au is up, and I am tired of my dated Android phone. It’s time to set out on getting a new phone, and I am looking to shake things up a bit. Perhaps a little stint with Apple is just what I need.

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Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...