Deutsche Bank analyst Chris Whitmore thinks Apple will be releasing two different iPhones in September, one that will carry a $350 price tag and be called the iPhone 4S, and another, likely labelled the iPhone 5.
The iPhone 4S version would work much like the 3G iPad, letting owners sign up for pay as you go-ish plans that would let you purchase data plans based on what you need and use on a monthly basis, as opposed to signing a new contract.
If Apple is indeed releasing two distinct iPhones in September, it could explain the polarized rumors we’ve been hearing about the iPhone leading up to its announcement.
We’ve been hearing rumors of a cheaper, smaller iPhone for quite some time, but many have been arguing that there will be very little change between the iPhone 4 and the new edition of the phone. On the other hand, some pretty big players in the tech scene have been reporting fairly frequently that the next iPhone will in fact be completely redesigned.
We’re not too sure how much weight we should put into this rumor, considering it seems to be based on one analyst’s findings, but I’m pretty sure a lot of people, both Apple geek and non-Apple geek, could make use of either a brand new iPhone 5 and/or a cheaper iPhone 4S this September if the rumor turns out to be true.
While Chris Whitmore is reporting that there will be two iPhones unveiled in September, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek believes that Apple will be releasing an iPhone 4S in September and then the iPhone 5 in June of 2012.
At the very least we have two analyst claiming that there will be two very different iPhones available in the upcoming months, a cheaper 4S edition and a brand new iPhone 5. When that’s going to happen though, if it’s going to happen at all, is still up for debate.