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Apple iPhone 5S coming in August, new iPad and refreshed iPad mini may arrive in April

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Apple iPhone 5S coming in August, new iPad and refreshed iPad mini may arrive in April
Apple is getting ready to soon update its lineup with a new iPhone 5S expected to come in August, and a new series of iPad including both a fifth-generation 9.7-inch iPad and a second-gen iPad mini may get unveiled in April according to sources familiar with Apple’s plans speaking for iMore.

The iPhone 5S is said to feature the same overall design as the iPhone 5, but Apple’s plan is to step up imaging quality with a significantly improved camera and the usual bump up in the processor. At the same time, the company will likely keep the same body, premium materials and thin profile for the iPhone

Also, Apple is seriously considering an April release for a new fifth-generation 9.7-inch iPad and even a refresh of the iPad mini. The iPad 5 is said to be getting the biggest overhaul with a brand new casing matching the style of the iPad mini. As for the 7.9-inch mini, do not expect a Retina display just yet. Apple is committed to keeping battery longevity and sleek designs intact.

source: iMore

iPad 5 might look a lot like an iPad mini.

iPad 5 might look a lot like an iPad mini.

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posted on 05 Mar 2013, 09:08 11

1. tech2 (Posts: 3476; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


is it me or releasing products at this short interval seriously affects brand loyalty ? I mean why would anyone buy anything if it'll be replaced within few months !

HTC did this with One X and One X+ which did piss off few HTC consumers thats why they decided to release only one flagship this year !

http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-One-will-be-HTCs-one-flagship-Android-model-in-2013_id40329

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 09:28 5

4. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1046; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


because people are never satisfied with what they have. they'll have the best product out there then complain when it cant do something that another phone can do. unfortunately, its a never ending cycle of unsatisfied customers. most people want the hottest product at least every 6 months.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 13:34 1

47. quakan (Posts: 1381; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Right on the money.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 09:30 1

5. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


BS, HTC is going to make a successor to the DNA for Verizon.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 09:30

6. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


tech2, do you know when Apple released their last iphone?

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 09:57 1

12. tech2 (Posts: 3476; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


yes, but I was addressing the iPad with that statement. With regards to iPhone, still the yearly cycle of release is broken which itself is not a good news for future iPhone iterations

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 10:00

14. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


You addressed the iPad and linked an article of an HTC phone.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 11:47 1

25. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Still applies because shortened cycles are not strictly a mutual with tablets, it could easily apply and be interchangeable with phones.

Besides, the iPhone 5 came out before the 4s was a year old.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 10:48 4

22. p5yb0rg (unregistered)


Unless Apple drastically redesigns their OS, their efforts are all futile.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 13:07

33. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Let it be remained unchanged,

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 13:23

39. quakan (Posts: 1381; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


I'm looking to upgrade and I'll upgrade if the 5S looks promising. Even if it isn't i'll scoop up the 5.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 13:30

44. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Where's PAPINYC

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 17:22

55. belovedson (Posts: 998; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


htc has been doing this for awhile and other manufacturers as well. there was the evo and 3d. samsung and its various versions of gs3. sony and i dont give a hoot. motorola and their razor line.

apple was the hold out, now they are changing with the times because it only makes sense if they plan on being competitive.

apple will release a cheaper version of the iphone, if they do not. well they will lose out on a potential multi billion dollar opportunity from the rest of the world

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 09:26 16

2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


"The iPhone 5S is said to feature the same overall design as the iPhone 5, but Apple’s plan is to step up imaging quality with a significantly improved camera and the usual bump up in the processor. At the same time, the company will likely keep the same body, premium materials and thin profile for the iPhone."
The same of the same for the same to end up with the same...still the same.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 10:46 6

21. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14208; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Don't fix what isn't broken.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 10:55 4

23. tech2 (Posts: 3476; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


its not fixing whats broken. Its about INNOVATION !

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 12:57 2

32. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


so is Android innovating with mid range phones or variables of the same phone?..

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 13:21 2

37. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Android doesn't make those phones, the OEM does. So to answer your question, NO and neither is Apple when they do this too.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 13:27 1

42. quakan (Posts: 1381; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Innovation doesn't happen quickly. Everything needs time. Apple Maps and Siri are prime examples when you rush something to the market before it's a finished product (both still require needed updates and they are still in beta).

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 11:51 3

26. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


It's very broken actually. The only thing not broken is the lemming mentality of their fans. They seem to like taking it up the A** from Apple for some reason.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 13:32 1

46. quakan (Posts: 1381; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Actually all die-hard fans have that lemming's mentality. Android fans are a bit worse than Apple fans in my opinion though. Both die-hard sets of fans will follow their respective company til the death but die-hard Android fans make it their job to "evangelize" non-Android users and will verbally attack those that oppose.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 13:39 3

49. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


TROLL

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 13:45

51. quakan (Posts: 1381; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Yeah your name suits you very well.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 15:05 3

52. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Oh and Apple users never insult Android or WM users? You are on crack sir.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 13:11

34. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


True, the 5s, 6, 6s, 7 and on should be the same as the iP5, surely then fans and users will migrate, and sales and shares shall plummet,,,,,,,,

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 09:26 7

3. ama3654 (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


iOS devices don't need Hardware changes at all, it's the OS(Software) people are fed up with.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 10:21 1

16. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14208; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The OS is already the best. No change is necessary.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 10:26 7

18. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


Yeah, that's why no one jailbreaks their devices in order to get half the features other operating systems offer, right?

I mean, absolutely no one, right?

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 10:41 4

19. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14208; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Yeah like no one has to root an android phone to get features not normally accessible.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 13:14

35. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Everyone likes to improve and modify, unleash the real!

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