Two New iPhones to Launch in September, iPads Coming in October?

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  1. Maura

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    Apple could be planning to release not one, but two new iPhones in early September, according to a report from Citigroup Global Securities, via China Times, writes BGR. This would mean that Apple would launch both the iPhone 5S and the budget iPhone together. Citigroup Global Securities also reported that Apple intends to launch a TD-SCDMA version of both the iPhone 5S and the cheaper phone, specifically for China Mobile. As far as the iPad is concerned, Citigroup says that there will be a new iPad mini and full-sized iPad in either September or October. Apple has long been rumoured to b e releasing a budget iPhone, but a separate report this week from Forbes suggests that it might have waited a little too long to do so. The Forbes story highlights some interesting news from Qualcomm’s earnings report last week, specifically the fact that smartphone prices are falling rapidly, so much so that Apple’s new budget phone will simply not be competitive enough by the time it comes out. Forbes says that Nokia, however, is doing particularly well with its budget Asha phone in the sort of emerging markets that Apple is hoping to target with its cheaper phone. [/FONT]

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    [FONT=&amp]Source:[/FONT] iPhone 5S release date rumored for September | BGR
    Qualcomm Cheap Phone Warning Ominous For Apple, BlackBerry, Nokia - Forbes
     
  2. Kaykaykay

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    Apple played catchup with mini iPad and bigger iPhone 5. It needs to move more quickly in general, and not just with a cheap iPhone.
     
  3. tazz3

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    I hope the 5th gen iPad comes sooner
     
  4. Commodore

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    I think they should aim toward making "the" iPhone approaching credit-card size. It may take a few years to reach it (depending on the rate of further miniaturization of ICs), but iPhone 5 is just a little too big for my taste. The beauty of 4(S) is (also) in its compactness, while still keeping all the features.
    As for the competitive phablets (tablones?), they can easily issue another iPad mini-mini (iPad Micro?) to cover that niche, in various flavors (wifi, wifi+cellular, 16/32/64/128 GB...).
     
  5. fb si

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    It's better to release a product that has already been beta tested than do what MS does and let its customers beta test it.

    Good things come to those who wait. ;)
     
  6. Kaykaykay

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    The market decides what's worth waiting for. It's a competition.
     
  7. fb si

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    If that were always true, Apple never would've conceived the iPad. Thankfully, they predicted a market for something that most of the "experts" thought would flop.
     
  8. KevinJS

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    Still have to agree with Kay. The experts and analysts have all but written Apple off. The market says different.
     
  9. Kaykaykay

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    You just made my point: The market decided, not the "experts."
     
  10. Spugnut

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    Agree, what interest me is how the Apple of today will look to convince the market that the next versions are what we can not live without?

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