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New iPhone Arrives September 10

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Because we like to keep tabs on the other side of the mobile industry that competes directly with Android, we thought you’d all like to know that Apple has set the date for the unveiling of the next iPhone, likely dubbed the iPhone 5S. September 10 is the day. 

There is also a good chance that they will introduce a cheaper version of the same phone, with a variety of iPod Touch-esque colors to choose from. We would imagine that iOS 7 will come out of beta as well, and become available shortly after the new phones launch. You should then expect Apple to remove bundles of key features from it for older phones and tablets, update them quickly, and then brag on stage early next year about how awesome they are at updating in a timely manner (to half-baked versions of their OS).

Other than that, it should be a blast to watch. There is nothing more comical than an Apple presser. Be prepared for “amazing,” “beautiful,” and “revolutionary” all over again, and again, and again. And again.

Give us your thoughts.

Via:  @tim

  • Anil Reddy

    Apple has the overused and insulted the word “revolutionary” by bringing in half eaten apples instead of good-ripe-tasty ones. Initially during the original iphone days, people thought android copied some of the designs of iOS(true to some extent), but now iOS is becoming a joke with features inferior to android.

    • allan kluttz

      Actually Android has borrowed many features from the Open source iOS jailbreak community. In fact, I would still say that the jailbreak community provides more richness of tweaks than stock Android. I have to void my warranty to get more. Android has always been a marriage of lots of other systems features. It is inherent in the fact that google does not get technically paid for making it, and any joe can change the code if he knows enough of how to do it.

      Still, I never said Android was bad, I use it too.
      You don’t know what you are talking about.

  • allan kluttz

    Also I meant to say, guess what HTC is supposed to be making a finger print scanner for the next One. I am so tired of people being so one-sided. It deters people away from the android world. Many of you guys call apple sheep and you repeat the same thing over and over again (like droid sheep). The android community is terrible sometimes because of it.

  • allan kluttz

    OMG, I use both devices. You guys are so silly. This is what samsung did for the S4. Give me a break. How about the authors use your finger print scanner to unlock your S3? I was actually trying to get real news on this… I see you guys are all making fun. The truth is that you want to see it, because its hard not to love all things tech.

  • NexusMan

    “We’ve made iPhones, out of multi-colored, polycarbonate casings and reduced the price by $100! Revolutionary!”

  • Michael Martin

    a friend of mine went in to “take advantage” of the “new” iphone trade in program at apple, turns out they ONLY take on contract phones. So for him, walking in with his 5(only one on contract as its in use), 4s, 4, and 3gS, it was a waste of time……..needless to say if the 6 isnt a ground breaker, a new android user will be born next year.

  • umbrellacorp

    What’s an iPhone?

  • Supercilious

    Finally a phone with no lag. Bye-bye S4.

    • allan kluttz

      I get lag a good amount on touch input on my One, do you get it much on your S4?

  • michael steinmetz

    speaking of keeping tabs on the other os’s what about microsoft buying nokia

  • T4rd

    The iPhone is a great phone…..

  • XboxOne

    I’ll check this beast out! iPhone 5S u fandroids!

    • allan kluttz

      Please don’t perpetuate the childish behavior.

  • poop


  • richkoos

    I’m so excited for the next iphone. Most of my friends have iphones and I’m the odd one for having an android phone. Since I’ve gotten my htc one on Verizon, my friends and family use my phone and seriously consider switching to android. Because they know that the 5S with just be an incremental upgrade. And I have been showing them iOS 7 betas and nobody is impressed by it, they all say it looks “cute”. So I can’t wait for apple to hold this event and show everybody why android is great. Do you really want a fingerprint sensor? sorry htc one max…

  • Yaniv

    Tell that to iRon. Android does not care.

  • kirk ngo

    If you think they will change the game you be disappointed. Not sure why you people are excited for this when there are other OEMS that are ACTUALLY WORTH LOOKING AT. Since IFA is before Apple’s event so it won’t matter.

  • Alexander

    So clear those colored circles represent the many iPhone 5C colors

  • Justin Kos

    No hard feelings Ron, were all joking around 😛

  • T4rd

    I’m looking forward to seeing the chimps coming out of the cave for this phone.


    That really does make me sad for humanity though. =(

    • Spider210

      lmfao so retarded

  • Mike Hilal

    Two words: Who cares.

  • Juan Camilo Giraldo Chaverra

    Let the speculation begins hahahahaha !

  • joejoe5709

    Lol. Very nice post, guys. Perfectly informative with a little sarcasm for flavor. 🙂

    My wife is *this* close to coming over to the world of Android. We agreed that we’ll see what Apple brings this year and go from there. So this year beyond any other year I’m paying close attention to this event.

  • Whenever I want to demonstrate to others what an oxymoron is, I show them a new iphone.

  • Ralph Luciano Padro Jr.

    I’m not going to lie. I am looking forward to the iPod Touch announcement. My classic died, so I’m dying for a new one.

    • Indianajonze

      huh? is there rumored to be a new ipod touch? hopefully with some actually usable storage this time? like 128GB+?

      • Ralph Luciano Padro Jr.

        Yea. Supposedly they’re going to unveil a new line of iPods. I presume it’s the fable 128 GB. Depending on the specs, I may go for the 64 GB model since it’ll probably drop in price.

      • Ralph Luciano Padro Jr.

        Yea. And some updated hardware inside. I hear the current iPod Touches are laggy with the some software. But alas, we heard nothing about it today.

  • Darrin W. Crenshaw

    “There is nothing more comical than an Apple presser. Be prepared for “amazing,” “beautiful,” and “revolutionary” all over again, and again, and again. And again.”

    And because it just works!

  • trophynuts

    how many of you internet nerds that are hating on the Iphone have ever actually used one? Probably a very small percentage yet all of you are sucking androids wenis

    • PPC

      I used one and liked the fact that everything worked flawlessly, no FCs, no hiccups, hangups, battery life was excellent but I didn’t like the weird shaped of the phone, limitations of it, and small screen size. I used the iPhone 5.

      • trophynuts

        you know you’re going to get downvoted because you spoke ill of android. Glad you have at least used both though. Most people whine and moan about Apple sucking and have never used an Apple device.

        • PPC

          I probably will but those that vote me down just because I made an honest assessment of a phone being that I have used both then so be it. People who hate things blindly are foolish to be honest. I love Android, I just don’t like they experiences we get with it. We have OEMs trashing it with skins and other tech that makes phones buggy and unreliable. We get limited selections because of stupid exclusives, we get unpredictable releases, limited accessories, etc…. I just want Google to mandate that OEMs make hardware and leave their OS alone. If they want to make software just for their phone than put it in the dam play store and give people the option of getting it but leave the core of the OS alone so that it can run as intended.

  • Ian Smith

    Ron is hosting the event, correct?

  • PPC

    You know what though, at least they know how to properly launch a phone. Don’t get me wrong I am definitely an Android guy (current HTC One owners) but what pisses me off about android OEMs is that they absolutely suck at releasing their products. You rarely ever get all the variations on every carrier because of these exclusives. You never get every color option at launch, just look at HTC still rolling out different colors months after the initial release. Even Google and Motorola are doing the same thing….staggered roll out with no clear release dates, motomaker (huge selling point) is exclusive to AT&T, outdated OS (not by much but come on its a Google phone), etc…

  • Weber

    I like the champagne color. And champagne. And color.

  • jeff3yan

    Let’s see how much it sells before we come to any conclusions.

    • pappy53

      Probably more in the first month than total S4 sales.

      • jake

        I don’t think so lol

        • pappy53

          Yeah, you’re right about that. But the iPhone 5 has sold about 56,000,000, and NO Android phone will ever do that.

  • Jason Geiger

    Multi colored phones brought to you first by Apple. The next day Motorolla gets a ceast and desist letter for their Moto X…

  • TheWenger

    Thanks for the one-week notice for everyone to make travel plans. Assholes.

  • wolfedude88

    Here I was thinking this would be a Ron post, or maybe it should have been!!

  • Same ole crap

  • Guest

    I thought for sure Ron posted this article

  • hfoster52

    I wonder what new features they will copy next from android… I mean create.

    • PPC

      All of them, and they will be available immediately on all of their phones unlike what we have to deal with, lol.

  • Jared Tau

    I assume the circles will be the colors the iphone 5c’s back casings will come in?

  • beaumac

    4.7″ screeen, 2.3 quad-core proc, 4GB ram, micro-sd, removable 3500mAh battery, front facing speakers

  • EvanTheGamer

    No one cares about the next iPhone, except iPhone fan boys. Oh, and Ron.

    • Droidzilla

      That’s redundant.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Why didn’t Ron write this post seeing how he’s such a big fan?

  • TheRobotCow

    I want this phone

  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    In other news. We won’t ever see a Nokia android phone with an amazing camera. Lame.

    • Tim242

      The S4 has an amazing camera. The upcoming N3 will as well.

  • Droid Ronin

    Can’t wait to get this iPhone in my hands…said no one.

    • hfoster52

      said my grandmother… I know more people in the 60+ age category that own an iPhone than don’t.

    • Maxim∑

      DROID sucks change your profile picture

      • Joseph Pojunis

        You can’t say stuff like that on DROID-Life.com. It just makes absolutely no sense.

        • Maxim∑

          haha fine 🙂 +1

    • Ron.

  • Bigwavedave25

    Well, they need to hurry it up already. The wife’s 4 is barely hanging in there, broken glass and all. At least I convinced her to hold out for the 5s, too bad she wasn’t biting on the MotoX sales pitch…

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    So sad that companies can’t keep secrets anymore, not just apple…nobody. Unless you’re talking LG who intentionally leak everything. The surprises are all gone. I mean don’t get me wrong it helps A LOT when making decisions and budgeting for up comming devices but the mystique is all gone now.

    Either way….blah

    • NexusPhan69

      Nexus 5 has been deafeningly quiet.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        True. And we’re already in September. I’m guessing we’ll start seeing leaks after the APPLE Cider event

      • ko

        Because nobody cares except for a few people on android fan sites?

    • Joseph Pojunis

      Samsung does a pretty good job of keeping stuff under wraps. As does ASUS.

  • MichaelFranz

    You know as much as I hate to say it, I hope they bring something to the table other then just numbers game, a small upgraded phone, and a rumored (pretty confirmed) low end phone. I need to see something innovative that everyone hates/loves and wants to see in every device. Not a fingerprint scanner, or NFC. Something worth my buck. not saying I am buying one, but something that would atleast entice me.

    I feel the mobile game this year has been mostly spec war driven and marketed at the average consumer. Which is fine and im sure good for business, but where is that WOW factor that appeals both to the average and tech savy consumer. I just have not seen it this year. the closest thing, if anything, would have been Moto’s X8 architecture and active display notifications. Both though have been slumped by what some consider poor specs when compared to other flagship devices.

  • I’m sorry, Kellen. Did you say something?

  • Ronald Bernard

    So this means Google will be announcing the Nexus 5 September 9th right? :o)

  • findjaysee

    I’ve never owned an Apple product & probably never will, but I DO hope they include NFC this time… It’s time everyone moves forward with this & I don’t see that truly happening until they adopt the tech.

    • MichaelFranz

      sad but true…especially the mobile wallet aspect of it all. My job deals a lot with Point of sale systems and we have integrated iOS devices to use that system. We have done google wallet and ISIS mods for many vendors and its just dust in the wind for now. even sadder that google wallet was done almost 2 years ago and only 1 carrier has it

    • Tim242

      If you are talking about NFC payments, that has nothing to do with apple. NFC terminals cost businesses money. I love using Google Wallet on my S4, but it is just a novelty. The businesses know that people are not going to stop carrying cards, so they aren’t going to all shell out money to implement NFC. A new iPhone having NFC would be a small fraction of iPhone users. Businesses won’t lose money or customers for not having NFC. This notion that apple will change this is silly.

      • Justin W

        Yes, the terminals cost businesses money, but how many people actually know they can use Google Wallet with NFC to pay for things? Likely just the few that cruise tech-related sites like you and I. There are several people I know with Wallet-capable devices that don’t use it simply because they don’t know about the technology. Should Apple put their power behind the technology, they could force a NFC-payments system on all carriers (if the carriers didn’t want it, they’d lose the iPhone, and clearly the carriers will do anything to keep them as a client).

        • Tim242

          Three carriers have adopted ISIS. They are not going to let apple change their path, or push something different. NFC use is limited for many reasons. Apple not having it is not one of them. Apple is not magic. They have many failed pushes under their belt. Whether we like it or not, NFC payments is a slow adoption, and may not be the future we wish for.

    • Daniel Cirincione

      NFC is Open Source.. and you know how much Apple loeves open source!

      • ko

        You’re beloved Chrome came from Apple’s open source. Douche.

        • Droidzilla

          And WebKit (well, WebCore) was from KDE. Apple “open sourced” to help bring down IE and nothing more, and it’s really not a big deal since KDE’s KHTML was already open source. Chrome would have had the same KHTML base from KDE with or without Apple (and is moving away from WebKit in any case). So, douche yourself. Literally. Go use a douche on yourself. Douche.

    • joseph barrientos

      i honestly dont see them including it, and if they some how do, they’ll use it in a different way on purpose, businesses wont spend the money to be nfc adapt if not everyone is on board with it, last thing they want is to put out nfc machines and see that people are using something else

  • enigmaco

    Can file this with the movie sharknado?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      DAMN IT! Still haven’t seen that EPIC MASTERPIECE

      • StuckOnVerizonForever

        You can wait for Sharknado: The second one.

  • This should darken everyone’s day.

  • Warwick

    Are you guys doing a iPhone 5s review? I remember reading a windows phone review here a while back :p

    • Brent Cooper

      I’d like to see that. Always interest in a new phone review. Maybe even compare it to the new nexus when it’s released

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    I think the invitation is hinting at a better camera flash. They must have some good results.

  • tyguy829

    You guys aren’t covering it live? I was sure Ron was going to get an invite

    • Tim242

      He should be their honorary guest.

    • New_Guy

      “So I’m still getting this iPhone, but you all should still get the Moto X…”

      *goes missing*

    • I promise, if we can, we live blog the heck out of this.

  • Damaged Goods

    Ron’s going to get this phone and he would suggest that you get it too. No wait.. how does that saying go?!?

    Iphone = Damaged Goods


      I disagree. The iPhone is a good basic use device. If you only want to check email, and send texts, iPhone can be right for you. When regular people ask for my opinion on which device to get, I always ask them what exactly they want to do with their phone. If it’s baseline use, then go for the iPhone.

      • carlisimo

        Unfortunately, it’s still better at a few other things. Apple’s App Store has more complicated games and better .pdf managers/viewers – probably more, but those are things I’m jealous about because I’d use them a lot. iOS also handles group texts much more smoothly.

        The biggest problem with iOS is really the lack of communication between third-party apps or devices. For any one task though, there is probably an app that does it pretty well.

        • NIGHTSCOUT

          Elaborate what you mean by “complicated games” please. Also, how advanced do you need a PDF viewer? All it does is show you PDF’s, what’s the big deal?

          • carlisimo

            A lot of the more involved board games are being ported to iOS only, like Eclipse. Same with some hex-based wargames, and quite a few turn-based games. X-COM, Ravenmark, and Ace Patrol come to mind. It’s getting better on Android in a lot of genres, but not turn-based.

            As for PDFs, I just can’t find anything that comes close to GoodReader. It was great for organizing large quantities of PDFs, performed more smoothly than anything I can find on Android, even on older iPhones and iPads, and was just more pleasant to use. The crop function and brightness control were good too.

    • timrcm

      Get over yourself, bashing Ron’s phone choice isn’t funny anymore (nor was it really that funny originally). He provided a solid argument and yet you sit here commenting “HERP DERP ANDROID WOOO” while foaming at the mouth.

      • Damaged Goods

        “He provided a solid argument” Ohh really? He said that his next phone was going to be a phone that he knows nothing about or what it is capable of doing over a phone that is currently available. How did he provide a solid argument? You are even more ignorant than he for trying to defend what he said.

        timrcm reply = Damaged Goods

        • timrcm

          You’re completely blind to the current smartphone market if you truly believe the iPhone 5S isn’t a predictably good upgrade over his current 4S. He argued for iOS vs Android with solid points: performance, hardware, simplicity, iMessage, etc. Your argument, however, remains a mouth-foaming fanboy cry with no real points at all. Ron is a solid writer. You… are not.

          For Ron’s use case and the apps he tends to utilize, the iPhone is a superior choice at the moment. It isn’t a better choice for everyone, obviously. The 5S is a very, very predictable launch, unlike the vast majority of Android phone launches. It’s a simple to follow, steady release cycle. If he wants to remain in the iOS ecosystem, it’s the obvious next step whether or not we know every last detail about the phone yet.

          Damaged Goods = angry teenager unable to come up with a solid argument?

          • Damaged Goods

            Because it’s predictably a good upgrade over the current Iphone doesn’t make it a predictably better upgrade over the current crop of available Android options. All of his “solid points” are subjective, not facts. Your argument, however, remains Ron’s opinion should be everyone’s opinion and if you disagree then you’re a “mouth-foaming fanboy”.

            timrcm+Ron fanboism = Damaged Goods

        • My choice in phones is about the OS, not the hardware itself. I choose to use iOS over Android. I wasn’t making an argument for someone to use iOS over Android or vice versa, just explaining my reasons.

      • aQuickBit

        Oh Tim you have a lot to learn…I was one of the people out there originally who criticized the Ron jokes because I thought it wasn’t funny anymore. Got downvoted into oblivion (seriously check my history). Now I’ve lightened up a bit and realize a lot of it is in good humor. Nothing more than a few verbal jabs, like what guys do when hanging out. I actually find some of them quite humorous now almost because “it’s a thing” here on DL. Just laugh, it’ll make your life easier!

  • Wilm

    Its airing on comedy central right?

    • It is. 😛

      • googlyeyedfrog

        well-written little article. you chaps have quite a penchant for being snarky

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      Speaking of that. Everyone needs to watch the Franco roast. It was hilarious.

      • MichaelFranz

        by far the best roast….jeff ross is great

        • StuckOnVerizonForever

          “Lisa Lampanelli is here also. ….oh wait that’s just Jeff Ross” haha

      • Tim242

        Indeed it was!

      • joseph barrientos

        seriously, i havent laughed so hard in so long, it was the perfect show to get me ready for the oddball fest (funny or die tour) with dave chappelle headlining!

      • LiterofCola

        It was pretty funny, but the Charlie Sheen roast still tops it for me

      • Ron_Swanson

        Hilarious. Samberg was ridiculous

        • El_Big_CHRIS

          He did what Norm McDonald did. He roasted the roast.

    • simisames

      just before I saw
      the bank draft for $8778, I didnt believe …that…my mother in law was like
      they say realie erning money in their spare time from there labtop.. there
      great aunt started doing this for less than nine months and recently paid for
      the morgage on their appartment and got a new Renault 4. this is where I
      went, http://www.works77.cℴℳ

    • Steve Swall

      Jeff Ross will be hosting the roast.

  • Shaunwin


  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    Can’t wait to see what they can copy from android this time.


      NFC. High-Cap battery.

      • aQuickBit

        Which will involve something like Google Wallet unfortunately and they will be the ones to popularize mobile payments. Also maybe wireless charging with that high-cap battery? Yet another thing Android has had since I think the Droid DNA (correct me if I’m wrong).

      • googlyeyedfrog

        yes, I think it’s delightfully ironic that I see more and more “beautiful” iphones covered in a mophie case to extend their fast-depleting batteries. all that work to make the phone so “gorgeous” wasted

    • Jared Tau

      pull down quick settings

      • GentlemanScholar

        They actually have pull up quick settings and call it the “control center” or something similar.

    • michael arazan

      They could literally put Android os on the phone and they will be praised for doing so

  • duke69111

    OMG!!! I can’t wait……..Not.

  • BobButtons

    I am usually interested in these just to see the new features announced but it’s annoying how much time they dedicate to touting sales numbers and comparing figures as opposed to unveiling stuff.

    • Ryan

      Don’t you mean copied features that Android has had for at least a year? =P

      But seriously, I am somewhat curious as to what Apple is doing with this new device. It probably won’t bring anything much to the table now. But, have to wait and see.

  • Shane Redman

    SOOOOOOOOOO exited!!!!! -_-

    • Jeralmac

      Where did you exit to? Or maybe it’s a “what exited?”. Did you have a BM?

      • Shane Redman

        Well played sir….and a fine catch indeed

        • Jeralmac

          Thanks, couldn’t help myself.