iMore report: iPhone 5S likely coming in August, new iPads may launch in April

It's no real surprise that Apple will launch an iPhone 5S this year, but there are reports we may see the new iPad launch announcement move back to the first half of the year again.

There have been rumors of the next iPhone since the iPhone 5 was launched, and I try to avoid posting about these every other week. However, much like when EF Hutton talks, I listen when my pal Rene Ritchie posts about the next iPhone and possible new iPads.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that the next iPhone will be the iPhone 5S, likely with the same form factor as the iPhone 5, but with a bump in the internals. Rene's sources informed him that the iPhone 5S will include an improved camera, a more advance processor (no surprise there), and that it may launch in August.

It is interesting to hear that Apple may launch new iPads as early as April though. They just released the iPad mini and fourth generation iPad in October 2012. Thus, it seems to me a bit early to launch a new iPad, even though the iPad 3 that I have did launch a year ago.

Maybe the iPad mini and minor updates in the full size iPad were a bit unusual, and we are going back to a spring launch of the iPad and late summer launch of the iPhone. I am perfectly happy with my iPad 3 with Retina display, but don't use it enough to justify another iPad upgrade at $750+.

Related ZDNet coverage


You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
See All
See All