What will be missing from Apple's (AAPL) new iPhone on release date
7:14 PM, Aug 22, 2013
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.