Rumors of an iPhone 5S release date coming about before the end of the year are pretty far-fetched to say the least, but it is beginning to look as though at least half of the rumor holds water – that being the notion of an iPhone 5S in the pipeline, only for mid-2013 instead.
Long before the dust has even been given chance to settle following the iPhone 5 release date just a few weeks ago, Cook’s Cupertino collective is apparently already lining up a somewhat vitamin-enriched bigger brother in the form of the iPhone 5S.
According to the team over at Digitimes, Apple is likely to once again grace the world with a massive iPad and iPhone release date drive toward the end of Q2 – or sometime around the mid-stages of 2013, anyway.
“Apple is expected to introduce its next-generation iPad and iPhone series around the middle of 2013, which will boost demand for ICs in particular communications related chips during the latter half of the first quarter, according to the observers. Component orders placed by Apple, which climbed to high levels prior to the iPhone 5 rollout, will rise again between March and April, the observers indicated,”Digitimes reported this week.
The trouble is, even casting aside Digitimes’ sketchy track-record in terms of hitting the iOS nail on the head, does the news actually constitute anything to get really excited about? Does the iPhone 5 need to be faster? Does it need a bigger screen? Maybe an even newer Lightning “S” connecter to once again p*** off the world’s existing iPhone owners?
This is probably the first time in the history of the Smartphone market that talk of the next iPhone has been largely greeted with more yawns than yays – to use the parlance of our times.
Let’s see how they try and go about winning the crowd over this time around.