Well kids, here we go again: another day, another Apple rumor story. This time, it’s about iOS devices; specifically a release date for the next iPhone model. According to i-everything blog iMore, the folks in Cupertino are eying an August launch for the iPhone 5S. The phones are reportedly already in the manufacturing pipeline at Foxconn. This is because the 5S doesn’t appear to be a major design departure from the current iPhone 5. Rather, it’s a spec speed bump, and is said to include a more advanced processor and a better camera.
The next interesting rumor floating about involves an “April-ish” launch for new iPads. Even iMore said they weren’t sure what to make of this, given that we just saw a new release in October, with the iPad mini. They report that new cases for iPad 5 have begun to leak, and so they believe that it’s more believable than Retina for the iPad mini anytime terribly soon.
Apple Insider also noted that Jeffries analyst Peter Misek predicted that Apple will be launching a second smartphone alongside the 5S, possibly the widely-whispered low-cost version targeted at developing markets. Time will tell if these rumors have an validity, but it looks like we won’t have long to find out.