The Apple rumor mill kicked into high gear Tuesday, with reports out about new and cheaper iPhones hitting store shelves in the next month or so.
According to Reuters, Asian suppliers to Apple have begun manufacturing a lower-priced version of its hot-selling iPhone 4 with a smaller 8 gigabyte flash drive. It also said that a source confirmed reports that the iPhone 5 will be launched at the end of September.
Collin Gillis, Senior Technology Analyst with BCG Partners, told the Fast traders he’s marking his calendar for a September 22nd release date for the iPhone 5 in the US.
That’s the Thursday before the quarter ends. He’s using history as a guide—he said Apple rolled out the iPhone 4 the Thursday before the quarter ended.
Gillis also thinks we could see a cheaper iPhone 4 coming out this fall because of the rapid growth of the product in emerging markets.