New iPhones will arrive in Japan on September 20 with a gold iPhone 5S option in tow, Japan's Nikkei reported Wednesday.
SoftBank and KDDI will handle sales of the iPhone 5S and 5C starting on the 20th, according to Japan's largest business daily. NTT Docomo is not expected to sell the new iPhones, Nikkei added.
The U.S. announcement is expected on September 10, the report noted.
In addition to the conventional black and white models, a new "champagne gold" will be offered, the newspaper said. This reinforces widely-reported rumors about that color option for the iPhone 5S.
The 5S is expected to come with an upgraded processor and camera as well as fingerprint reader integrated into the home button, according to the report. Again, echoing recent reports.
In a note to investors Monday night, Citi Research's Kevin Chang commented on build plans for the upcoming Apple phones.
Citi anticipates a "modest mix shift" to the iPhone 5S "and away from iPhone 5C," in Apple's fiscal quarter ending in December.