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Apple’s next smartphone has been pegged for a September 10 announcement. It is believed to have a fingerprint reader, and ship running iOS 7.

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The summer might be winding down, but iPhone news continues to heat up. According to a report from AllThingsD, Apple is expected to take the wraps off its next iPhone at a September 10 event. AllThingsD has been right about these things before, so approach this with a little less skepticism than your average Apple rumor.

It is likely this new phone will be called the iPhone 5S, and feature a similar physical design to the iPhone 5. Rumored improvements include a faster processor, longer battery life, and a better camera with a dual-LED flash. The phone will likely ship running Apple’s new iOS 7, and a built-in fingerprint reader has been expected since Apple’s acquisition of AuthenTec last year. Among other possibilities, a fingerprint reader will likely be used to unlock the phone.

It isn’t clear if the September 10 event will also be used to introduce the rumored iPhone 5C, a lower cost version of the iPhone 5 with a plastic back. The next version of Mac OS X, Mavericks, also expected in the coming weeks, is not believed to make an appearance at the iPhone event.

Last year, Apple unveiled the iPhone 5 at a special event on September 12. That makes September 10 a viable date given the iPhone’s traditional yearly refresh. And if last year’s announcement offers any additional clues, we can expect the new iPhone to go on sale within just a couple of weeks of the announcement.

  1. Nicholas Graham Saturday, August 10, 2013

    Look a big pop Monday.

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  2. Samsung Galaxy Note III, Sony Honami and BlackBerry Z30 are going to compete against a 4-inch iPhone 5S next month.

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    1. Well, congratulations to Samsung, Sony and Blackberry! There are always competitors!!!

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    2. Nicholas Paredes Sunday, August 11, 2013

      Not sure if the Galaxy Note is a direct competitor. Hell, I might buy one along side the new iPhone, although a Moto X is more likely. Competition may be good, even though I haven’t had the desire to switch to Android in the years that it has existed. One could argue that my use of Gmail, Maps, and search is probably more profitable for Google anyway.

      Too bad Samsung doesn’t have a device launch side by side just so we could see the race.

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  3. So So excited and waiting for something that is radically departing as your Mac Pro, if not I will wait for you to ride out your adoption curve to squeeze the profit out of your current design.

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  4. can wait to buy an iphone 5 !

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  5. And drop even further behind with another bland, uninspiring rehash of the previous model….. The only people interested will be the fanbois as everybody else has moved on to better technology….

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  6. Has Apple confirmed this rumor?

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  7. What’s the AT&T code to check upgrade status?

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