Report: Apple to announce new iPads after Sept. 10 iPhone event

Apple revealed the iPad mini in an iPad-centric press event in October 2012.

While there is a report that claims Apple will reveal the next iPhone at a press event on September 10th, it appears that Apple will hold a separate media conference to officially reveal all the details for its next iPad models.

Bloomberg first reported this news, via two unnamed sources, but their story did not offer a specific date for Apple's iPad press conference. If this report is correct, it would fall in line with what Apple did in 2012, when it announced the iPhone 5 in September of that year, and followed that with the reveal of the first iPad mini and the fourth generation iPad in late October.

The second generation version of the iPad mini is expected to have its screen resolution increased so that it matches the Retina display of the current version of the iPad. As for as the fifth generation iPad, there are reports that Apple will put in a film-based touchscreen, similar to the current iPad mini, that in theory could make the iPad thinner and lighter than previous models.

Apple suffered a bit of a setback earlier this year when it reported that iPad sales totaled 14.6 million for the second quarter of 2013, well below the 17 million iPad models it sold from the same period a year ago.

Source: Bloomberg | Image via Apple

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Can't wait. Apples tablet sales have slowed only because we are waiting for these two devices. The iPad Mini with Retina hopefully and the iPad 5.

This I believe. Ipad4 was not to much of an improvement over 3. This new one should be a much better change in design and internals. I will be getting this one since I still have the 2.

moloko said,
This I believe. Ipad4 was not to much of an improvement over 3. This new one should be a much better change in design and internals. I will be getting this one since I still have the 2.
Well don't hold your breath. The new iPad is basically and likely going to get the CPU that is likely going to also be used in the 5S and it may get a memory bump, as full multi-tasking will need more memory space and I expect the resolution to be what it is right now just a new screen type.

Resolution is fine for me and I don't mind not having more than iOS multi tasking. You said almost the same as me. Internals....i.e. The 5s chip and external will be redone as so many people are saying it will look like the mini. Which I like.

Its a winner for me. Less than a month to wait for the announcement and hopefully not long after that for the product.

They won't be making much profit with the mini compare to 9.7 inch

The reason they release it is because of market share. Now apple is focusing more on number rather than making the best product. They don't even care whether or not the product is sufficient enough to meet the demand such as iMac. They make a lot of mistake that they haven't even realize. Wait few more years, they gonna in big trouble by breaking the philosophy of Apple.

Master of Earth said,
They won't be making much profit with the mini compare to 9.7 inch

The reason they release it is because of market share. Now apple is focusing more on number rather than making the best product. They don't even care whether or not the product is sufficient enough to meet the demand such as iMac. They make a lot of mistake that they haven't even realize. Wait few more years, they gonna in big trouble by breaking the philosophy of Apple.

to your first statement. So. who's fault is that? stop making on option. better to profit through volume vs Apples way gotta have it all right away.
What good is all that profit? What benefit have they giving you loyal customers?

Nothing. They still charge a premium to go from 16GB to 32GB...they charge $100 for something that cost on retail $20 and costs them 1/2 that. Look what Google charges for the same...about $30. Samsung charges about $100 to go from 16Gb to 32GB but you also have way more phone features. Look what the GS4 can do vs an iPhone 5 for the exact same $650. This is why Google is going to have 1B devices in peoples hands this year and Apple is only going to have 600K.

The iPad sales will be high the very first quarter thanks to holiday shopping, butI expect the sales numbers are going to drop even more. Just watch.

I agree with your second paragraph

Now they gonna have trouble producing the iPad Mini. 9.7 inch is what the Apple should have focus rather than wasting too much resource for the mini version.

What?? The mini seem to have sold more units since it's out compared to the bigger iPad.

Apple needed to have something smaller (and lower cost) to compete with all the 7-8" Android tablets.

Master of Earth said,
Now they gonna have trouble producing the iPad Mini. 9.7 inch is what the Apple should have focus rather than wasting too much resource for the mini version.

Actually Apple should probably dial down production of the iPad 9.7 because the Mini is kicking its butt.

TruckWEB said,
What?? The mini seem to have sold more units since it's out compared to the bigger iPad.

Apple needed to have something smaller (and lower cost) to compete with all the 7-8" Android tablets.

They sold more of the mini because people never wanted the big iPad. They bought it because it was the only Apple option. Apple knows this and so do the fans. How does carry a big tablet make sense, yet Jobs criticized phones above 3.7"? That is like hypocrisy in the same statement.

If you look at other brands like Samsung, The Galaxy Tab 7 sold way better than thw 10" model. The Galaxy Note 5.5/8.0 sells better than the Note 10.1. Google's Nexus at 7" sells well. The Kindle Fire sold very well.

It is obvious 7" was a hot spot while 10" with Apple was hot only because it was the only option. Apple gave them a new option and the bigger iPad sold less. Which means the 5th gen 9.7 isnt goign to change. I expect it will have the same CPU as the 4 only with an increased clock and maybe 2GB of RAM. What they need to do is stop charging a premium for such little storage. They should just make 2 models 32Gb and 64GB and price the 32Gb at $499 and 64GB at $599 and make a 128GB for $699.

I am sure Apple wont be supporting the iPad 3 beyond iOS7. Unless they increase the resolution I wont be buying another. I dont want a small ipad. I like the 9.7" model as I don't take it anywhere.

When ever Apple stops supporting the iPad 3, that is when I stop supporting them, unless they change. I will just keep my 3 until it dies or I die.

Those prices are a joke, people can get a great quality Android tablet for much less. It's no wonder Apple is bleeding market share like a stuck pig.

Hopefully, I bought the 2012 nexus 7 over the ipad mini as the screen resolution was better. So I want to try the mini this time.

Arron said,
Fingers crossed for 1080p playback on the new mini
You may as well break your fingers. Apple NEVER uses a standard resolution. I an thinking 1200x768.

What really ****ed me off is, Apple rushed to make the iPad with a high resolutions and then with the 4 instead of at least keeping the same, they dropped it back to where it was before. That sucked big time and prevented me from getting the 4.

If they didnt rush the mini, they could have had a better display on the very first one. Just milking the sheep for more money. They didnt have to rush. The 7" market is big enough for them to make money, they were simply pressured by the board to rush a half-baked device to market.

The new "iPad" arent going to get anything but iOS7 and minor speed bumps. I doubt they have any real features. A fingerprint reader is not a real feature. What would be great is if you could have multiple accounts on a single device.

TruckWEB said,
If ASUS did it with the new 7" Nexus (1920x1200), Apple should be able to do the same or better.
But they won't. In fact I expect 1200x768 maximum. I mean if they wont go full HD on the 9.7 model which cost more,then why would they on one that cost less. And since they don't support standards, you can expect some off based resolution.

iPad 9.7 @ 1024x768 is LAME. iPad Mini at 1024x768 is lame. The Mini should be no less than 1280x720 and the big iPad should be 1920x1080 or at least what the iPad 3 is. I mean look at iPhone, since you all think it is so premium, why isn't it even 1280x720? 1136x640 is bullspit.

Everyone else is releasing stuff with better cameras, better screens, better features for roughly the same price. Apple wont do it because they know the sheep will buy anything they make no matter how crappy it is.

Just like in the Windows RT commercials which I love, especially this one - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE7AQY5Xk9w

"uh=oh this isn't going to end to well. Do you still think I'm pretty?".

That is where Apple has everyone fooled with ALL THERE PRODUCT. Pretty is good enough for ya'll, but under-feature and under-powered is just fine as long as its pretty. Why can't you get both with Apple? They have $100B in stashed cash. They look great, but the limitations in features and capability for other brands that use the same platform puts Apple to shame...yet all the fans care about is they think metal/glass is better than poly-carbonate/glass.

TruckWEB said,
iPad 9.7" 3rd and 4th Gen are 2048x1536... That's more than Full HD.

You live under a rock?

We're talking about TechieXP, right? More like mom's basement. His apple hate rants are epic.

TechieXP said,
You may as well break your fingers. Apple NEVER uses a standard resolution. I an thinking 1200x768.

Huh? Current iPad Mini is 1024x768. It will stay that resolution until they decide to go to 2048x1536. Breaking compatibility with all the iPad apps by changing aspect ratio at this point would be silly. The tools for building more resolution-independent iOS interfaces are improving but aren't quite there yet.

TechieXP said,

What really ****ed me off is, Apple rushed to make the iPad with a high resolutions and then with the 4 instead of at least keeping the same, they dropped it back to where it was before. That sucked big time and prevented me from getting the 4.

What? The 4th gen iPad has the same screen as the 3rd gen iPad.

Stetson said,

Huh? Current iPad Mini is 1024x768. It will stay that resolution until they decide to go to 2048x1536. Breaking compatibility with all the iPad apps by changing aspect ratio at this point would be silly. The tools for building more resolution-independent iOS interfaces are improving but aren't quite there yet.

What? The 4th gen iPad has the same screen as the 3rd gen iPad.

Oh you mean how they broke the aspect ration of the iPhone 5 buy growing it a .5"? 2048x1536 on such a small screen at 7.9" would be utterly stupid.

Why is it so hard for you to phantom this fact. The iPhone had a resolution of 960x640 and then went to 1136x640 which broke all the apps and didnt take up the whole screen...right? Yet you assume they will double the resolution on such a small screen? If they use a IPS display which is expected, that doesn't mean they have to use one with double the 1024x768.

Staying the same? Sure...maybe. But 2048x1536 on something so small would be stupid. See if Apple would just use industry standard resolutions and make it so apps automatically scale as they do in Android and Windows, they wouldnt have this stupid problem with device size and screens.

TechieXP said,
Oh you mean how they broke the aspect ration of the iPhone 5 buy growing it a .5"? 2048x1536 on such a small screen at 7.9" would be utterly stupid.

Why is it so hard for you to phantom this fact. The iPhone had a resolution of 960x640 and then went to 1136x640 which broke all the apps and didnt take up the whole screen...right? Yet you assume they will double the resolution on such a small screen? If they use a IPS display which is expected, that doesn't mean they have to use one with double the 1024x768.

Staying the same? Sure...maybe. But 2048x1536 on something so small would be stupid. See if Apple would just use industry standard resolutions and make it so apps automatically scale as they do in Android and Windows, they wouldnt have this stupid problem with device size and screens.

They really don't have a "stupid problem with device size and screens"; you are the one with the problem with it. I don't know anyone who has purchased an iDevice that has a problem with the screen sizes. Probably because if they did have a problem with it they wouldn't purchase it .

The change in the iPhone 5 didn't break any previous apps. Where do you get your information because it is embarrassingly wrong. 1136x640 is absolutely fine on the iPhone 5 screen. This thing isn't as big as Android phones.

You seem to B&M because the iPhone 5 has a low resolution but if the iPad Mini gets a 2048x1536 all of a sudden that's "stupid" because that seems to high. It seems to me that you think Apple is stupid no matter what they do even when they haven't done it yet (no Retina iPad Mini has been released yet with any specs). You seem to think they are stupid based on a bunch of rumors.

But even if the rumor is true it won't be a stupid release. The retina mini is expected on apple releasing the original one. 1024-by-768@7.9 is lame, and 2048-by-1536@7.9 is not insane. ipad mini has a relatively smaller screen and is often carried nearer by the reader, therefore an iphone resolution doesn't do excessively more than necessary. not to mention the 441 ppi by sony or something, who managed to accommodate a Full HD display in 5".

TechieXP's arguments are not worthy to be replied. This guy doesn't care apple, doesn't know about apple and doesn't worry about his reputation.

Drinkwater said,
But even if the rumor is true it won't be a stupid release. The retina mini is expected on apple releasing the original one. 1024-by-768@7.9 is lame, and 2048-by-1536@7.9 is not insane. ipad mini has a relatively smaller screen and is often carried nearer by the reader, therefore an iphone resolution doesn't do excessively more than necessary. not to mention the 441 ppi by sony or something, who managed to accommodate a Full HD display in 5".

TechieXP's arguments are not worthy to be replied. This guy doesn't care apple, doesn't know about apple and doesn't worry about his reputation.

My argument is size vs resolution. When Apple doubled the resolution on the iPad, they did it that way because that was the only way the application that were avail would scale properly. For a 10" screen that is fine. IMO 1920x1080 is more than enough for something this small. Samsung chose 1200x800 on an 8" device. Have you seen it up close? It looks good.

On a device this small, which nothing but 400,000 kiddie application, what do you need more resolution for? I don't need bragging rights. What I need is a working solution. There is a such thing as overkill man.

I will even be more specific since you THINK I have it in for Apple. Even though I think the GS4 is nice with its 5" screen, 1920x1080 on such a small screen is simply again overkill. Sure it looks nice, but I rather have more storage which is actually useful. What is useful about cramming more pixels into an inch of space? NOTHING is that space is small. The pixels are so small and so close, its like they aren't even there. Again that is just my opinion, you don't have to agree,

You can get more colors, more sharpness, better color reproduction in such a small space without using insane resolutions. HD looks better on a 60" Tv vs a 5" panel. It just does.

You simply spoke from the other side of the coin. I dont hate Apple. I hate stupidity when I have to spend money. Racing to have the highest number is lame in itself. That is with all brands. Full HD or higher makes more since on a panel that is large, not small.

Here is what I invite you to do to prove my argument. Go online and purchase on of those eye pieces the guys who cut jewelry use. Take that and take 2 devices that have shoved high res display tech into such a small space. Compare what you see when you take 1920x1080 and shove it into 5" space and compare that to how it looks on a 60" TV. Then what I would like you to do, is use a picture still that is in full HD of the human eye. Pick an eye that is like blue or green. When you look at the picture with the eye piece, what you need to look at is how the pixels are used to create the image. And what you will fine is that due to such a high res being shoved into a much smaller space, that the detailed representation of the color is lost because it takes so many more pixel to reproduce the image that quality is lost in detail. Also look at a Full HD movie on a phone that has a 1920x1080 res vs looking at the exact same movie on a larger screen and again see what the huge differences are. Then you will understand why its a waste and why I said it is overkill.