Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller announces the new iPhone 5 during an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on September 12, 2012. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Hide Caption

What will be missing from Apple's (AAPL) new iPhone on release date

a a a a
Share this story

It's almost here: Apple's new iPhone, expected to be unveiled September 10, 2013.

But for the first time ever, it may not be greeted by howls of excitement and big crowds when the doors open at the Apple store.

Will Fans Camp Out?

The launch of a new iPhone has always been an event, with so-called "fanboys" camping out for hours.

But maybe not this fall, says MSN Money, with the expected launch of the iPhone 5S, and cheaper plastic 5C.

MSN says the iPhone is no longer a "cultural phenomenon," with Samsung and others building smartphones that are just as good.

What to Expect in September

The new iPhone is expected to the same size as the current iPhone 5, which means it will still be smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 (a bigger iPhone is not expected until next year, with the iPhone 6)

MSN says it may have a fingerprint reader, hardly the thing to get people to rush to the store.    

And MSN says it will have "tweaks" instead of real advancements, such as the launch of Siri or the addition of 2 cameras for Facetime back in the prehistoric era of smartphones.

What it Will Lack Most

MSN says if all the rumors are true, the biggest thing the new iPhone will lack is major innovation , something Apple was known for during the Steve Jobs days.

Sure, many people will trade up from a 4 or 4S to the new 5S, simply because they are coming up on their 2-year trade-in mark.

But how many people will sell their 5 for the new 5S, or plastic body 5C? We'll know in late September, when the phone is expected to go on sale.

Whatever phone you choose, don't waste your money.
_____________________

Don't Waste Your Money is a registered trademark of the EW Scripps Co.

"Like" John Matarese on Facebook

Follow John on Twitter (@DWYM)

Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Print this article

Comments

Hmm... It looks like you’re not a WCPO Insider. or Subscribe now to contribute!

More DWYM
Last minute deals on Easter candy, clothing
Last minute deals on Easter candy, clothing

John Matarese has some great last minute Easter deals.

Angie's List: Doing your home warranty homework
Angie's List: Doing your home warranty homework

Don't sign up for a home warranty until you do your homework.

Secrets to avoid the soaring price of beef
Secrets to avoid the soaring price of beef

John Matarese has ways of avoiding soaring steak prices

When it's safe to shred old documents
When it's safe to shred old documents

John Matarese shows what's safe to shred, and which papers you should save forever.

Cars that can last 200,000 miles
Cars that can last 200,000 miles

John Matarese reports on cars that run for years and years.

Scammers using Netflix to steal from millions
Scammers using Netflix to steal from millions

A dangerous new phishing scam is targeting the sensitive information of millions of Netflix users.

More products shrinking for 2014
More products shrinking for 2014

John Matarese shows the latest products getting smaller at the store

Cobalt, Saturn owners anxious for repair
Cobalt, Saturn owners anxious for repair

John Matarese reports on the wait for ignition switch repairs

Swifty gas station closings mean end of an era
Swifty gas station closings mean end of an era

John Matarese reports on the end of full-service gasoline.

iPhone 6 plans leaked: Bigger, thinner
iPhone 6 plans leaked: Bigger, thinner

John Matarese has a preview of Apple's upcoming new iPhone.