The iPhone 5S release date will take place sometime during the first half of 2013, according to a new report.
- Photo courtesy of AT&T and Christian Post Reported Vincent Funaro
The Taiwan-based publication the Commercial Times reported that Apple is planning to introduce lower-cost versions of its iPhone, iPad and Apple TV in the first half of the year.
The article was translated and reveals Apple's plan for 2013.
"Apple against Samsung quietly trial production, December edition iPhone (rumored iPhone 5S) of 5 to 10 million units in the first trial production point of view, forecast massive shipment of the first quarter of next year," read the report.
"The industry pointed out that Apple's new machine together, the new version of the iPhone, iPad and iTV in the first half of next year will be launched, including in low-priced products are also expected to debut, breaking Apple over the years, the practice of the year a new machine," continued Commercial Times.
The reason for Apple rushing out another iPhone model is due to the company undergoing increased competition from Samsung, who releases smartphones and tablets at a much quicker rate.
However, the new iPhone and iPad having a lower price tag seems unlikely, as Apple released the iPad Mini at a much higher price than expected at $329 for 16GB Wi-Fi model.
In related news, Samsung is reportedly charging Apple more to produce A-series processors for it products increasing prices by 20 percent.
Most of Apple's processors are produced by Samsung at the company's Austin, Texas plant, and are designed by and created by Apple.
Apple is now seeking out new manufacturing partners due to its constant friction with Samsung in various parts of the world.