New rumor claims the next iPad won't launch until after the iPhone 5S

New rumor claims the next iPad won't launch until after the iPhone 5S
Surprisingly, things have been relatively quiet on the Apple rumor front since before Google I/O. Usually, there would be a fairly steady stream of leaks from Apple after big announcements like what we saw from Google last week, but that hasn't happened. If you've been jonesing for some Apple rumors, here's one for you: a Japanese site is now saying that the next iPad won't launch until after the iPhone 5S.

That would mean that the new iPad wouldn't hit the market any sooner than September, which is when we expect to see the iPhone 5S announced and launch. Tim Cook made it sound like Apple wouldn't be releasing any new products until the fall at the earliest, so this makes sense, but some were hoping that the new Apple devices might launch at the same time at least. 

Additionally, Japanese blog Macotakara is saying that the next-gen iPad will feature a microphone on the rear of the device, next to the camera. This would be a design similar to that of the iPhone 5 (pictured in the article image above). The rumor says that Apple had considered adding this microphone to the iPad mini, but had scrapped the idea before finalizing the design. 

source: Macotakara via BGR



1. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

the next ipad is gonna be called "ipad with retina display" Plz ask the staff for what Gen it is, or you could be buying a 3rd gen ipad for a 5th gen price.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Jason you actually rite, since apple has done away with the numbering system for iPads.

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

No leaks means no imminent release of iToys.

3. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Wow with all this exciting news about android I almost forgot about apple.... How are they doing... . Oh stocks falling.... Hmm sucks to be them!

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You really think it sucks to be #1 in market cap value, have 150,000,000,000+ in cash, almost another 400,000,000,000 in assets, have almost every business on earth cater to your products from hotels to auto makers to gyms, have the #1 selling brand of smart phones all time, and a stock price that's been rebounding really good as of late? Hmmm maybe it sucks to be you...

6. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

aapl = 415B market cap goog = 292B market cap /yawn

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My point exactly. Both are huge, but just visit all the stock market...not just the stock price.

7. mrfamous1

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

I have the Note 2 right now and i love it. But it have a lot of issues.... When i had my iPhone it was FLAWLESS!!! Plus the iPhone resell value is way higher than android products.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I have both, and as good as the note 2 is, I'd never give up my iphone.

12. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

What issues do you have with the note2? I don't have any

19. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

What do you mean by flawless? I have an iphone4 and it is buttery smooth compared to my GS3. That's what I love about apple devices. Even my iPad mini is faster than my mom's GNex7. There's much to be loved about iDevices. But overall I'd still choose android for much more reasons.

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Why is this a rumor when they all are coming out in SEPT and they all look the same?

16. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

What?! Nothing new until Apple can take advantage of the holiday sales boom. Well... you don't say.

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