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

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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59 Comments

1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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

4. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 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.

47. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Right on the money.

5. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

6. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

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

12. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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

14. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

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

25. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

22. p5yb0rg unregistered

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

33. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Let it be remained unchanged,

39. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 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.

44. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Where's PAPINYC

55. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 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

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't fix what isn't broken.

23. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

its not fixing whats broken. Its about INNOVATION !

32. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

37. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

42. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 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).

26. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

46. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 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.

49. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

TROLL

51. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Yeah your name suits you very well.

52. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

34. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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,,,,,,,,

3. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

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

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

18. pixelado

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 16, 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?

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

35. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Everyone likes to improve and modify, unleash the real!

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