Budget iPhone vs iPhone 5 (yellow, ASCII 001)

The iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C will launch in Japan on September 20, according to a report from prominent Japanese business newspaper Nikkei. That falls on a Friday, 10 days after the handsets are expected to be unveiled.

The date makes sense, based on Apple’s past history. The company typically launches its new iPhones in the United States and a handful of international markets on the Friday of the following week after they’re announced…

CNET summarizes the Nikkei report:

“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.

The U.S. announcement is expected on September 10, the report noted.

In addition to the conventional black and white models, a new “champagne gold” will be offered, the newspaper said.”

In addition to reinforcing claims of a new ‘champagne gold’ colorway, Nikkei also reaffirms reports that the 5S will come with an upgraded processor and camera, as well as a fingerprint sensor integrated into the Home button.

Budget iPhone (NowhereElse 001, blue)

The report doesn’t speak directly to the iPhone 5C, but we have a pretty good idea of what to expect. The handset will be made of plastic, come in various colors, feature specs similar to the iPhone 5, and priced around $300.

If everything holds up, we should see these two phones make their debut at an Apple event on Tuesday, September 10. And if they really do launch in Japan the following Friday, they should be available here in the US as well.

  • Dontwannaknow

    Is that so? Hope to see it then ‘Cause m now in Japan. Anyway, I will wait to see if its worth my upgrade from i5.

    • Kurt

      Don’t you think it will be a downgrade? I figured the iPhone 5C would be less or equal to the iPhone 5 spec wise. It’s quite possible the iPhone 5C would be a decent phone. LG has released a phone (forget which one) that has some nice features and can be bought for 200 bucks or so off contract. It will be interesting to see which model will sell more. If they sell both in every market I think, overall, the iPhone 5C will do better, if both can be bought on and off contract.

      • StarViruZ

        Maybe just like iPhone 4S or iPod touch 5 specs. I guess it will have an A5 processor but it’s great if has A6

      • Dontwannaknow

        Oh I mean i5S. I don’t think of buying 5C at all.

  • waiting desperately !!

  • @dongiuj

    The 5C should be a big hit in Japan cause all the kids and ladies love all the colourful phones.

    • Hyr3m

      How ’bout just buying the better phone and putting a colored bumper on it ? By “better phone” I obviously mean an android 😛

      • Rudy

        I didn’t like my experience with those 300$ androids !! The only android i really enjoyed is the HTC one but i still prefer my iphone 5.

      • Hyr3m

        I actually meant the 5S… Why would someone chose a 5C just because of its color when almost every iPhone user has a self-selected colored case/bumper/protection?

        Then I figured this was so obvious that I might as well jokingly add the fact that “a(n actually) better phone” would be an Android… I didn’t mean a cheap Android, more like a flagship (SGS4/HTC One/Whatnot…).

        Btw, for the record, I’d rather have an SGS2 than an iP5S (and I have an SGS3 so maybe the iP8 would make me switch xD)

      • @dongiuj

        Wow, it’s almost like you’re trying to tell us something…
        Unfortunately, I have no idea what that is.

      • Hyr3m

        Sure Steve.

      • @dongiuj


      • Hyr3m

        Go ride a roller coaster.

        Go learn the internet.

        or something…

      • @dongiuj

        Done both…. Now, please tell us what you’re talking about.

      • Hyr3m

        You’re going to have to troll harder than that…

      • @dongiuj

        “You’re going to have to troll harder than that”
        Jees, listen to yourself. You only say gay things like that on the Internet because you know you’ll get your face filled in, in front of someone. All you had to do in the beginning was to think about what you wanted to type so that everyone would understand what you wanted to get across to everyone and now look at what you’re saying. I don’t know if you have a mental disorder or something but I hope you get it sorted out some day, I really I do.
        Sorry, I’ve got no more time for you anymore. Take care and good luck.

      • Hyr3m

        English -, do you speak it ?
        (I always speak my mind btw, afk too and especially with troll-d0uches. Also, I can protect myself ty :D)

  • Kurt

    I expect the iPhone 5C to do well…but more importantly, 2 weeks till the unveiling of the Note 3!