iPhone 5S looking for an August release, new iPads may arrive in April

 

It’s never too early to start up the iPhone 5S rumors right? Right. Well, take a seat as iMore is pegging the iPhone 5S for a summer release with August looking to be the month of choice.

The iPhone 5S, to no surprise, will be a spec bump over the iPhone 5 with an improved camera, faster processor, and it could possibly be slightly thinner too.  This is all standard affair for Apple’s S class of phones and expect the device to look nearly identical to the iPhone 5, even if it does shave a bit off of its girth.

We can hear you asking, “But what about iPads?” For those of you looking to purchase Apple’s next wave of tablet devices, an April launch could be on the docket for Apple. The iPad 5 is looking to get a redesign based on early case leaks but there is no other information about what the iPad 5 or iPad mini will include.

iMore is a mixed bag on accuracy with this type of information but it’s usually quite close to the final product and they tend to only miss the finer details such as the exact launch date; they were previously off on launch dates by a few weeks.

While we wait for Apple’s next wave of electronic goodness to land on retail shelves, Samsung is gearing up to launch the iPhone’s biggest competitor, the Samsung Galaxy IV later this month

Source: iMore

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The hardware is not the problem, it's iOS that is getting old.... It need something fresh, maybe something like widgets or a better done Live Tile....

iPad = iPad Mini with Retina Display....which they could have had on the last one.
iPad 5 = Same as the 4 with a CPU bump and no ram bump and a slightly thinner profile. Same old boring featureless tablet that people still keep running out to buy.

Would be pure lolz if they did this. Bit faster, bit thinner, better camera. WOW BIG DEAL.

I'm bowled over.

I heard on the radio that the iPhone 5S will be cheaper than the iPhone 5 at launch. It'll be interesting to see how much cheaper it is. Google put pressure on other phone manufacturers when they released the Nexus 4 at $300/$350 (for the 8 and 16 GB models, respectively).

I also heard that Apple might release a smaller version of the iPhone called "iPhone Mini".

Anaron said,
I heard on the radio that the iPhone 5S will be cheaper than the iPhone 5 at launch. It'll be interesting to see how much cheaper it is. Google put pressure on other phone manufacturers when they released the Nexus 4 at $300/$350 (for the 8 and 16 GB models, respectively).

I also heard that Apple might release a smaller version of the iPhone called "iPhone Mini".

I would hope Apple are forced into reacting to the amazing pricing of the Nexus 4 in some way..

I'd be interested in seeing that too, because if I have to trade my phone in, I'll go iPhone next time around. My Galaxy SII hasn't been the best experience for me at all. :\

I thought they were going to call it the iPhone 5w (wide). Add another column of icons to go with the new row of icons. :-)

RonV42 said,
I thought they were going to call it the iPhone 5w (wide). Add another column of icons to go with the new row of icons. :-)

And here i was wondering how they could innovate on the 5.
You nailed it.

StevenMalone77 said,
Thank you grammar police.

No u R rite LOL we shuld juss writ in da Engelsh howevr we wan2, prawpr grmmr iz nt importint!

If it were a random forum comment, nobody should care. As a sentence in the article, it reflects poorly on the author.

lunarworks said,
Um. It's not out yet. We haven't even seen anything.
Do we have too? Apple is pretty much predictable.

Here let me help.
iPhone 2G, 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, obvious 5S has to be next. The S as stated always only gets a minor speed bump and maybe more RAM from the previous as iOS is so bloated now that a faster CPU simply isn't enough...they mush add more ram. Lying? Look at how poorly iOS 6 runs on the iPhone 4 as iOS 4 ran so poorly on the 3GS.

iPad? A bit touch to guess. But I can surely say this. The iPad Mini will like get the CPU that's in the iPhone 5 as the iPhone 5S will get the same A6X with a higher clock. But there is a possibility they will go to A7. The Mini will also get the Retina display as Apple has likely exhaust its remaining stock of the CPU they used which was from the iPad 2, whose sales stalled after Apple released the iPAd 3 with double resolution shorly after. To push Retina the Min will need a much faster CPU and more RAM and a larger battery. Which under heavy load still wont charge because the devic ewill pull so much power it cant charge the battery at the same time. Which is what I experience many times with the iPad 3.

The iPad 5? Since none of the past iPad's received any new features, with only the last one getting Siri, there is nothing to look forward too. You can expect the following to NOT happen. The iPad won't be NFC capable, you still can't theme the UI, you still won't be able to run more than one app on the screen at the same time which in this day and age is just stupid. What I don't understand is the iPad has all this processing power, but iOS is so bloated you cant run to apps at the same time on the same screen...Yet the Note 10.1, 8 and 5.5 all can run at least 2 apps on the screen at the same time. iPad won't have cellular capability outside the USA like the Galaxy Tab and Note 7, and the pricing will likely remain the same. But Apple profit margin will be lower as newer components are more expensive.

Apple is about to take a huge nose dive as they have become predictable and competitors like Samsung keep you guessing. If Samsung had made the GS3, GN2 and the GS4 out of aluminum or similar, the iDevices would all be history. I see Apple stock price dropping a full 20% after the iPad announcements and another 20% when the 5S is announced. Apple's time is up. I also don't see 5S sales topping 40M and I don't see iPad sells of a single model topping 30M. With the 2 tablets combined...then it si possible. But as a single model...no. Samsung is going to sell over 40M GS4's with the largest pre-order in history. the GS3 had 9M pre-orders right after it was officially announced. I expect the GS4 will more than double that. Where is that extra going to come from? Everyone disappointed the 5S offers nothing over the iPhone 5.

Enron said,
You mean how many S's go after the number?

I think it's the iPhone 4SSS.

Err... what?
The Math is their rumored phone with a 4.8" screen.

Virtual Techie said,
these i devices get updated way too frequently :\

Once per year is too much? That's the trend that most everybody does. Samsung released the S3 6 months ago, so I'd agree that's much too soon.

May 2012 wasn't only 6 months ago. Let's say April, that's around 10 months. And Apple needs to refresh the iPad fast before Sony releases the Tablet Z worldwide (or if? Come on Sony..), looks fat, heavy and old compared to that.

For the iPad, it's not once a year, if a new iPad is out in April, it's going to be 3 iPad in one year, not counting the iPad mini.

Last year the iPad 3 came out, less than 6 month later the 4th gen and now iPad 5 !!!

dr_crabman said,
May 2012 wasn't only 6 months ago. Let's say April, that's around 10 months. And Apple needs to refresh the iPad fast before Sony releases the Tablet Z worldwide (or if? Come on Sony..), looks fat, heavy and old compared to that.

The S3 came out in July.

Virtual Techie said,
these i devices get updated way too frequently :\

Funny because when they are updated only once a year people spend that whole year comparing the specs of a 6+ month old Apple device to the latest and greatest Android phone of the month.

Apple doesn't expect people to buy every updated version, in the case of cell phones especially that would be ridiculous with the way that contracts work. New devices like this from Apple are targeted at existing customers with a device that's a few generations old or a new customers.