Next iPad and iPhone Due in "Middle of 2013"?

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    Digitimes reports that Apple's suppliers will enjoy a particularly strong 1st Quarter of 2013. The reason cited is due to new iPad and iPhone products "around the middle of 2013".
    The "middle of 2013" claim is offered very matter-of-factly despite Apple's recent history of offering fall releases for the iPhone and now the iPad. For example, the iPhone 5 and iPad 4 launched in September and October, respectively.

    The claim is somewhat consistent with another report that reported that Apple is already starting trial production of the iPhone 5S with volume production planned for early 2013.

    Still, we are hesitant to read too much into this report just yet. Digitimes has had a mixed record in the past with its share of both hits and misses. If the iPhone and iPad launch will indeed be accelerated, we are certain to hear more in the coming months.

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    Works for me. I'll be about due for an iPhone upgrade at that point.
     
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    That's when I'm due for a new one... I get a new one.. and pass on the 4S to my daughter.
     
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    Really dislike how Apple releases new stuff in 1 year or in a half year. Because they know people have the "I need the latest and greatest" mindset.
     
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    :rolleyes: Perhaps they should keep the iPhone 5 forever and not compete with other phone manufacturers.
     
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    The part rampups could just be a longer production run before release. The typical indicator though will be when they announce iOS 7 for developers. If it happens around March, then sure, summer for a new phone. If iOS 7 beta appears in June/July, then it will probably be a September release.

    Whatever it is, it will be my next phone. Decided the 4S would be my 2 year phone, soon to be on T-Mobile.
     
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    well well digitimes... no one needs to be a genius to understand that March-April is the period for iPad every year and end of summer/fall for iPhone :rolleyes:


    and these guys pretend to be journalists :rolleyes:
     
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    Coming with a new version of iOS only compatible with an iPhone 5 or iPad 4. "Shut up and give me your money!"
     
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    Hopefully iOS7 will come with them. I would love to see larger 1/2 year upgrades.
     
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    I just heard any even better rumor on the train today:

    Digitimes is now reporting that Apple will also be releasing a new iPad in one of four quarters in 2014
     
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    Waiting for the iPad mini with Retina display more than anything.
     
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    Do hope it's true, they really need a boost to gain back the advantage against the competition. Although I do hope this doesn't mean the changes will be minor. I'm in need for something revolutionary again.
     
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    Digitimes is usually factually correct, just temporally incorrect. They get a lot of component level leaks, but sometimes it for stuff Apple is just stockpiling, or they don't quite guess what device a part is for.
     
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    The janitor at Cupertino told me that there is one iPad coming out in each quarter of 2013 ;)
     
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    iPad JUST came out...

    Do favor those summer iPhone launches, though...
     
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    too much too soon will turn off buyers @ Apple price points......
     
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    Early 2013 = Jan thru April
    Middle 2013 = May thru August
    Late 2013 = Sept thru Dec

    So by my own accounting Apple could release these in late August and that would be "middle of next year." Wow. What an incredible rumor! Can it be real! Wow!

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    remember when digitimes came up with that stupid 2 ipads in a year rumor that everyone ridiculed because it was so dumb to come true and then it did?
     
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    What could they realistically introduce with the next iPhone? There's no way they could 2X the CPU right now, or make many major enhancements. I'm doubting this rumor.
     
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