If the rumors are true and Apple is indeed holding the next iPhone event on September 10, 2013, then the rumors that they'll introduce not only the next high-end phone, the iPhone 5s, but a second, less-expensive phone, iPhone 5c might just be true as well. The latest to weigh in are Lorraine Luk and Ian Sheer of the Wall Street Journal:
Apple's suppliers in Asia started mass-producing components in June for both a standard iPhone featuring a metal casing and a lower-cost version, people who work at those companies said.
We've been hearing about the a less expensive iPhone for years now but it's seeming increasingly likely that 2013 will be the year Apple finally pulls the trigger on it, and for a variety of reasons.
Some have suggested the C in iPhone 5c stands for "color", as part leaks have shown an almost iPod-chromatic spectrum of variants. Others that the C in iPhone 5c stands for "cheap", which Apple doesn't do, or "China", which doesn't actual start with the letter C in China (officially, in PinYin romanization, it starts with a Z-as-in-Zhongguo).
Apple, of course, has yet to announce the event, let alone the product, let alone the name. But it's certainly seeming more likely, isn't it?
Source: Wall Street Journal