Have you heard?! Apple's got a new iPhone coming in September! At least that's what the rumor mill has been claiming as of late. Today the mill is back at it again, but this time things are a little different. According to a "reliable" source speaking with 9to5Mac, Apple is planning to release two, count 'em two, new iPhones in September.
The first will be the high-end, redesigned handset that we've been hearing about for months now, while the second model will allegedly be a low-end model that'll be "immediately discernable" from the other device. Apple is said to be targeting Android and its cheaper smartphones with this mysterious low-end iPhone, which 9to5Mac believes won't simply be the iPhone 4. The site claims that Apple could end up crafting a totally new handset to make up the low-end iOS market that could be iPod touch-like in that it may feature a slightly less impressive display (viewing angle-wise) and battery, but also include GPS, a slightly better camera, and a Qualcomm chip for data/voice on the majority of carriers worldwide.
Apple exec Tim Cook has hinted at a cheaper iPhone in the past, explaining that his company doesn't want its products to be "just for the rich" and that it's "not ceding any market," so a more affordable iOS handset is definitely a possibility. If Apple could create a low-end iPhone and get it subsidized for free or, as 9to5Mac suggests, even price it at $300 off-contract, the Cupertino firm could really pad both its market share and its wallet. Will they actually craft such a device, though? September is only a couple of months away, so we don't have long to wait to find out for sure.