Dual launch of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C expected in Japan on September 20

“New iPhones will arrive in Japan on September 20 with a gold iPhone 5S option in tow, Japan’s Nikkei reported Wednesday,” Brooke Crothers reports for CNET.

“SoftBank and KDDI will handle sales of the iPhone 5S and 5C, according to Japan’s largest business daily,” Crothers reports. “NTT Docomo is not expected to sell the new iPhones, Nikkei added.”

Crothers reports, “The U.S. announcement is expected on September 10, the report noted.”

Read more in the full article here.


  1. This article flies in the face of the previous article about the 5C being for the “rest of the world” instead of the USA.

    Apple’s iPhone 5C isn’t for the U.S. It’s the iPhone for the rest of the world

    IF Japan gets the 5c, then the US most certainly should get the 5c. If anyone country as a whole can afford to get by on the upper end models only, it would be Japan. BUT since they will be getting the 5c, most certainly, the US will.

    1. Did you read the article, or did you just scan the headline? Nowhere does the TechCrunch article say that the 5C won’t be available in the U.S. The examples cited in the actual article include France and the UK, basically any country where paying for a phone up front and then picking from competing contract-free plans is more the norm.

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