iPhone 5 Release Date: September Launch Rumored, iPad Mini in August

By Johnny Wills | May 12, 2012 04:04 PM EDT

Share This Story

  • Print
  • Email

Apple iPad Mini rumor mill is in action since last year. But it looks that the fiction device could come to reality as Apple has reportedly placed order for the 7-inch tablet, along with its sixth generation iPhone, dubbed iPhone 5.

Follow us

Citing inner sources within Apple supply chain, DigiTimes reported that Pegatron has received order for iPhone 5 and the device is slated for September launch. Pegatron is an alternate assembly partner to Foxconn for a number of Apple products. The Taiwan based supply chain currently manufactures iPhone 4S and the new iPad.

The publication also reports that a new standard sized iPad is also on the way. The 10-inch iPad will debut later this year. The current 9.7-inch iPad has just received an update in March with high resolution Retina display and 4G LTE connectivity. Apple launch behavior indicates that each new iGadget lasts minimum one year as a flagship model. So a new flagship iPad in 2012 looks unlikely. Also, DigiTimes isn't considered as a reliable source when it comes to Apple products. It has a kind of hit-or-miss record with Apple. However, we cannot take it lightly too.

Reportedly, Apple is also updating its second generation iPad with a new processor, offering battery performance boost up to 30 percent. The Cupertino tech giant has never modded any of its existing iGadget. Apple is trying new things and a new full-sized iPad could be among its plans.

Earlier this week, we also reported that Apple might have settled for a second grade tablet in case of the new iPad. Now it could be time for the original plans to come into actions. This might also be reason that why Apple named its latest iPad as "new iPad", instead of iPad 3.

In addition the report also claims that Foxconn has landed orders for the much-rumored iPad Mini, which will be released in August. Apple iPad Mini is expected to feature 7-inch display with a resolution of 1024 X 768 pixels, which is same as iPad 2, allowing old apps to run on the new tablet without any major design change.

(reported by Johnny Wills, edited by Surojit Chatterjee)

 

Get the Most Popular Mobile&Apps Stories in a Weekly Newsletter

© 2013 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Featured Video : Ericsson Announces World-Leading Launches Ahead of Mobile World Congress 2014

Join Our Conversation

Smartphones
LG G3 leaked UI screenshotsLG G3 UI screenshots leak, confirm QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels
Apple releases latest iOS 7.1.1 update - Here’s what it brings
HTC One M8 Mini reportedly headed to Verizon – Will it be another exclusive?
LG G Watch officially detailed, coming in Champagne Gold and Stealth Black color options
Tablet / Laptop / PC
Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8Dell unveils Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean tablets
Retina iPad Mini facing delays, may not launch until early next year
Refurbished 128GB iPad with Retina Display now available on the Apple Online Store
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition: Pricing and availability now official
Gadgets
Amazon LogoAmazon reportedly to launch ‘Firetube’ set-top box before 2013 holidays
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear India launch: Pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy Gear Android smartwatch now up for pre-order in Canada
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 reportedly in the works already, may debut at CES or MWC 2014
OS / Software
HTC LogoHTC reportedly considering Android/Windows Phone dual-booting smartphone as Microsoft pushes for deeper Windows mobile integration
iOS 7 Chrome Incognito mode leaks private searches due to bug
Sprint HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean already rolling out, AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon to follow
Microsoft Windows 8.1 now available for pre-order
Internet / Social Media
Google DowntimeGoogle blacks out for two minutes, causes 40 percent drop in world’s Internet traffic
Xbox Music web player is live and ready for Xbox Music Pass subscribers
Facebook Android app collected phone numbers even if users never logged in
Firefox 22 brings support for web video calls, 3D gaming, and Unreal Engine 3
What's App
Chrome Remote Desktop app for AndroidChrome Remote Desktop for Android now available for free from Google Play
Adobe Lightroom mobile hits the iPad, coming soon to iPhones
Apple updates Mac iWork for iCloud suite – What’s new in Pages, Numbers and Keynote?
Microsoft launches Office for iPad, makes Office Mobile free on Android and iPhones
Copyright © 2014 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. mobilenapps