iPhone 5S Said to Feature Upgraded Rear Camera, iPad Mini Update Targeted for October

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Following up on his report from earlier today about Apple's plans for the full-size iPad and iPhone, iLounge's Jeremy Horwitz has a new article sharing additional information on Apple's mobile device plans. The information comes from a "trusted source" and discloses product code names for the various devices as well as plans for an upgrade to the rear camera system for the iPhone 5S.
    The source indicates that the code name for the fifth-generation iPad is J72, while the second-generation iPad mini has a code name of J85.


    The report indicates that the second-generation iPad mini is unlikely to appear until October of this year, roughly the same timeframe as for the next full-size iPad. Sources have scant information on the actual device, but suggest that it is likely to retain essentially the same form factor as the current model and add a Retina display. A move to a Retina display without increasing the physical size of the device would almost certainly necessitate a change in the display technology such as the adoption of new IGZO panels.

    Some previous reports had indicated that the iPad and iPad mini could see updates as soon as March as part of an effort to accelerate the product development cycle, but iLounge's claims of an October launch are more in line with a recent report from frequently accurate KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

    Article Link: iPhone 5S Said to Feature Upgraded Rear Camera, iPad Mini Update Targeted for October
  2. jasonxneo macrumors regular


    Sep 7, 2010
    Ozone Park, New York
  3. Eso macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2008
  4. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    Quadruple down on security there Tim! Double wasn't enough!
  5. Ryth macrumors 68000

    Apr 21, 2011
    I find it hard to believe that we will have nothing new in March or April and Apple back ends everything in Sept and Oct with their 3 major products (iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini)
  6. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    Boring OS = yawn. Look at Ubuntu, or even the new BB OS. They are so much more advanced...

    iOS is too plain and boring.. heck my MOM uses it now.
  7. miniroll32 macrumors 65816


    Mar 28, 2010
    It doesn't matter how many megapixels the camera is - the sensor and lens are still tiny. Great for snaps out and about (and obviously social media), but I'm more concerned about things that actually affect userbility, such as screen glare and, cough, iOS.
  8. Phx08 macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2012
    O.M.G. must buy the same phone again just to get better rear facing camera...take my $$$ :apple:
  9. Xenomorph macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    St. Louis
    Just make it so it doesn't bend into a "U" shape so easily.
  10. RotaryP7 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2011
    Miami, FL
    No quad-core upgrade? :confused: I doubt Apple would release a new model w/ only a rear camera upgrade.
  11. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
    Yawn. They better have more up their sleeves than a better camera. How about a 128meg version and different colors.
  12. stukick macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2000
    Ya know, just today I was thinking, if Apple updated the rear camera on the iphone soon, then I'll upgrade to the iphone 5s instead of the samsung galaxy 2 in a few weeks. Now that's innovation.

    And Apple wonders why their stock is in free-fall.
  13. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    I don't think for one minute that the camera will be the only difference.

    However, for me iOS7 > hardware.

    So what if Apple does a 1080P 4.5" phone. If the software doesn't make the most of the new hardware capabilities there is no point.
  14. maxosx macrumors 68020

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
    I agree, that's too long to wait while the Android Camp will be rolling out lots of new offerings in the coming months.
  15. ZeRoLiMiT macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2010
    Southern California
    they will make this one THINDER!!!

    I am happy with my iPhone 5 so not upgrade for me until the next model ;)
  16. adildacoolset macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2011
    Lusaka, Zambia(If you know where it is)
    Read. It says a processor bump. For all we know, that could be a quad core
  17. jkdsteve macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2006
    Meh...I want a bigger iPhone not the biennial 'S' moniker, would argue that the iPhone 4s and 5 have plenty enough CPU/GFX power.

    Adding pixels on tiny lenses, sensors = pointless.
  18. djakemc macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012
    Tell me again, which part is good news for investors that would like to see something in the First Quarter?
  19. adildacoolset macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2011
    Lusaka, Zambia(If you know where it is)
    Agreed. 1080p is strictly unnecessary in phones. I have never once noticed or even heard about someone complaining about pixelation on the iPhone retina displays. Just think of the GPU power and the battery power it would waste.
  20. Tulipo macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2011
    No way the next iPhone has an upgraded camera. This rumor is too unbelievable.
  21. MushroomTip24 macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2013
    OC, CA
    Not enough for me to replace my Iphone 5. Cmon Apple blow us away, Galaxy S4 rumors are way better. :(
  22. Nimrad macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2010
    What I want is some really good new features software-wise! Please Apple, please!
  23. myrtlebee macrumors 68020


    Jul 9, 2011
    What a disaster if we really know their plans 8 months out and on top of that the updates will be this dull. My excitement for Apple is waning.
  24. newyorksole macrumors 68040

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    Invitations for iOS 7 event in March/April . Presentation in May . iPhone with iOS 7 launch July
  25. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2012

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