AllThingsD reported the date a little earlier this month, so the timing isn’t much of a surprise, and the steady trickle of leaks and rumors point to the introduction of the iPhone 5S and budget iPhone 5C.
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A successor to the incredibly popular iPhone 5 was inevitable, but the introduction of a cheaper handset aimed at developing markets is new ground for Apple. Its strategy in the past has been to discount older handsets including the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, but this paves the way for an entirely new product skew. Also, it’s rumored to be available in gold.
Existing iPhone owners will be waiting with baited breath for news of iOS 7, the next big revamp spearheaded by Jony Ive for its successful mobile platform. Beta versions have been available for months, so a release date is likely.