Apple to start trial runs of an improved iPhone 5S in December, new iPad mini on tap for 2013

The initial batch trials are said to be 50,000-100,000 units, claim the paper's sources, with production ramping up for shipments in the first quarter of next year. Now we doubt that Apple will introduce an upgraded version of the iPhone 5 so soon after its announcement, though it already broke the annual upgrade cycle trend with the iPad 4, releasing it just half a year after the new iPad launched...
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12. wendygarett unregistered

Where can I pre-order Apple? I'm ready my money for you :)

18. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Apple.com?

19. wendygarett unregistered

Haven't see it, we just have to wait lol...

21. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

iPhones are getting long in the tooth.

28. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Who says Apple doesn't care about market share 9and specs war) ... they seem to be in PANIC Mode now :)

32. jsdechavez

Posts: 783; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Haha! This goes to all Apple fans.. Spend it! Spend it!!!

33. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

5s ?! No way!

35. 12013E12T

Posts: 37; Member since: Sep 08, 2009

iPhone 5S. Where the 'S' stands for 'Shoulda' this time around because this is what the iPhone 5 'shoulda' been. I mean let's face it, the only reason they're releasing this "iPhone 5S" is to fix everything that was wrong with the original iPhone 5 (and of course add some new features from the iPad Mini).

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 30781; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So y did they release a 3GS and 4S? Lets face it they're releasing it cuz it follows the pattern that they release in other than the time frame.

41. 12013E12T

Posts: 37; Member since: Sep 08, 2009

Exactly, the time frame being so soon because they know they F'd up

39. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I will sure get that phone as I passed on the iP5... but waiting on the S version..
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