Apple to Release iPhone 5S in August, Next Gen iPads This April?

According to Rene Ritchie from iMore, his sources note Apple is set to release the iPhone 5S this summer (in August) and next generation iPads as early as this April:

iMore has learned that Apple is planning the release of the iPhone 5S for this summer, currently for August. Next generation iPads, presumably the iPad 5 and potentially the iPad mini 2, may also debut as soon as this April.

Sources familiar with the plans have told iMore that the iPhone 5S does indeed have the same basic design as the iPhone 5, with a more advanced processor and an improved camera.

Just like any other “S” upgrade for the iPhone, Apple is said to release a device with a faster processor and improved optics for the camera in the same design as the already thin and light iPhone 5.

As for the “April-ish” launch date for next generation iPads, there is nothing certain about what will come, but a 9.7-inch iPad with iPad mini design cues would be safe to assume, but as for Retina for the iPad mini, that is not concrete at this time. Ritchie has solid sources that have been correct numerous times in the past, so these tidbits are worth noting.

Earlier tonight analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities reiterated his predictions Apple is set to launch the iPhone 5S (with a fingerprint sensor) in June/July, along with a lower cost iPhone with a hybrid plastic/fibre glass back.

All of these rumours seemingly fall in line with what was reported last week, about the iPhone 5S launching in August, possibly utilizing a worldwide band chipset, making it a true world phone.

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  • Really looking forward to the finger print scanner under the home button.

    Most thought we would get it on iphone 5

    We all have way too much sensitive data on our phone to risk compromising it with 4 digit passcodes that usually people try to stretch their necks and take a peek while you’re typing a simple passcode !

  • FragilityG4

    In the settings you can turn the simple pass code off and put in a more complexed one if need be.

  • K3

    It’s it’s September…ah but one more thing…
    Someone steps out on stage- in August we’ll be releasing an iPhone 6 with a 6 inch screen.

  • reformcanada

    Hoping for a 128gb iPhone! I have a lot of music and I record a lot of HD video. I can only fit a handful of apps on my 64gb iPhone. It is constantly full!

  • 1His_Nibs1

    This will be the LAST iPhone I own. I paid good money for this phone and it’ll be obsolete in under a year. It’s BS that Apple makes the 5S or whatever it’ll be called a better phone then the 5 is. I could handle minor tweaks but a major upgrade is the last straw for me! A better processor…..better camera….AND (potentially) a fingerprint scanner to boot? FUCK YOU APPLE!

  • FragilityG4

    People like I don’t understand. If Apple does a minor update you say it’s not enough. If Apple does a major update you’re pissed that your phone is outdated. No pleasing your type.
    At the end of the day this is just a rumour and there’s no truth until Tim Cook is on stage telling you, so relax.

  • 1His_Nibs1

    Yea I say this because I upgraded my phone to the 5 from the 3GS. I’m not in the market for another phone right now so I wouldn’t complain about it being “not enough” as it’s irrelevant to my situation. As to your reference “your type” wow brainiac you know so much about me from a post on a blog. With that power of insight I expect they’ll be announcing that FragilityG4 has won the prestigious “Most astute person on the planet” award thanks to your powers of deduction. GTFO!

  • FragilityG4

    Your type was reference to idiot people like you who put up idiotic posts complaining about what I outlined. If you would re read my post, brainiac, I never claimed to know you or who you are. I specifically referenced type as it pertains to your post.
    So yes please give me the award. Idiot.

  • Guys, please chill out

  • FragilityG4

    Sorry but this guy made it a personal attack. I only reacted.

  • 1His_Nibs1

    Actually “people like you I don’t understand” was the first salvo fired moron. So if anyone made a personal attack it was yourself! PLUS….I made a statement on here just explaining my frustration. I was voicing my opinion and I wasn’t attacking anyone (with the exception of Apple) in my musing BUT you came on here and made it personal by making a sweeping generalization about certain people and lumping me into that generalization. Don’t lump me in with other people when you know nothing about me!

  • Let’s hug it out

  • FragilityG4

    Case and point.

  • 1His_Nibs1

    I’m done with you troll

  • FragilityG4

    I was finished with you the moment I apologized to Gary. My mistake was justifying my actions after said apology which clearly resurrected some ill feelings you continue to harbour. With that in mind I apologize to you as well and I will cease all name calling and arguments because it is the polite thing to do.
    I would like to politely correct your last statement as I am not a troller and I in fact read this site multiple times a day as I’m sure you do as well.

  • WatDaPhuck

    haha G4, seems to me you attract a lot of angry people. Especially those that believes entirely in the rumors and starts personal attacks. Kudos to you for keeping your cool.

  • FragilityG4

    Hahaha thanks buddy! I try my best to inject some reality to those who think rumours are the word of god! Glad to know I have some allies!

  • WatDaPhuck

    Yeah man, this guy clearly got some issues.
    First post he’s bitching about “BS that Apple makes the 5S or whatever it’ll be called a better phone then the 5 is. I could handle minor tweaks but a major upgrade is the last straw for me!”. And ends it with a “FUCK YOU APPLE”. This to me sounds like the type of people you were talking about. But on the next post: “I upgraded my phone to the 5 from the 3GS. I wouldn’t complain about it being “not enough” as it’s irrelevant to my situation”. Say wwhhaatt? Is my English that bad?

    What I really don’t understand is, how is ONLY a better processor and MAYBE a slightly better camera a MAJOR update??? It’s the same shape, same look, same screen! On the other hand, Samsung is coming out with a NEW GALAXY S EVERY YEAR that’s totally different than the previous one. Now THAT is what I call a MAJOR update. Sorry for the caps.

  • FragilityG4

    Yup. Hypocrisy is entertaining.