iPhone 6, lower cost iPhone 5S, all-new iPad 5 and iPad mini with Retina display all coming on one day in September?

“Apple may release all its devices in September in one launching event,” Kristin Dian Mariano reports for International Business Times.

“A new rumour emerged claiming that Apple is set to release its iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 in one big event in September,” Mariano reports. “This came from previous reports that all devices are speculated to be released in fall. A wide array of separate reports claimed that the flagship phone and tablet of the company will be released in September.”

Mariano reports, “The next iPhone may include a faster A6X processor, larger storage capacity up to 128GB, added security feature such as the fingerprint sensor and longer battery life.”

Read more in the full article here.


    1. Agreed. 32GB should be the new minimum for iPhones and iPads (especially iPads!).

      I think that Apple might be better served by separating the release announcements of the iPhone and iPad. The massive group product announcement did not work all that well last year. Instead, have one event that focuses on the iPhone and another for the iPad. If there are new Macs, have a third event. This will keep Apple in the limelight, repeatedly overshadow product releases by its competitors, and make it appear to holiday shoppers that Apple has released an avalanche on its competition.

  1. In other news, an unfounded rumor, designed to manipulate Apple’s stock price into dropping after Apple’s September product refresh by creating unrealistic expectations, gets repeated by an Apple enthusiast website.

    1. This is a crazy world, Analysts, Hedge Funds managers’ expecting Apple’d release fairy angels even though according to Global 500, Apple profits way ahead as parallel as Exxon Mobil.

    1. Been waiting for the new Macbook Pro.. They have not refreshed since fall 2012.. kind of a long wait,

      New iphone would be great. Wish list is bigger screen, and more storage, 128 gb would be ideal, more is better. Longer Battery life of course…

  2. How about a black aluminum MacBook Pro to match the new Mac Pro and an all flash/Ax series CPU Mac “nano” for $499. Throw in a new 15″ MBAir for good measure.

  3. Apple has already been set up for a September fall (no pun intended). Apple will be releasing these new iPhones into an supposedly already saturated smartphone market. Meaning, iPhone sales will be expected to be very poor because both Samsung and HTC smartphone sales bombed. So, if the world’s most advanced Android smartphone failed to curry consumer interest then what chance will the iPhone have?

    As for the iPad, well, everyone that ever wanted an iPad already has one. That reason always works. I’m curious to see that if the iPhone actually does have a fingerprint sensor, will Android smartphone manufacturers immediately copy that feature in all their high-end smartphones. I’m sure Apple doesn’t have any way to prevent that from happening. I’m sure the hardware would be easy to duplicate, but hopefully Apple has some patents in place as to how it can be implemented. I suppose if Apple did introduce a fingerprint sensor on the iPhone and the rest of the smartphone industry immediately followed it could certainly be seen as a form of innovation although fingerprint sensors are used with other devices.

    1. Android phones with fingerprint sensors are not new. The Motorola Atrix of a few years back had that feature. It was cool at first, but the novelty soon wore off. The idea never really caught on, and was not included on the Atrix 2. The idea of a fingerprint scanner on a phone is not new – Apple is copying the idea from Android phones of the past. Perhaps Motorola even copied them from someone else – I don’t really know who did this first. Let’s just hope Apple’s implementation is compelling enough to be more than a novelty.

      1. @Rick and @ Laughing boy

        Apple purchased AuthenTec a year or two ago. AuthenTec has fingerprint recognition software.

        There were numerous issues with the original Moto Atrix and I while a god phone it didn’t do well in the marketplace. Due to the incredible fragmentation of the Android OS no developers did anything to incorporate the fingerprint tech in apps for the Atrix which used a special version of Android OS.

        ON the other hand if fingerprint security is built in to the iOS and the Apple hardware, I am sure Apple will provide developers with an SDK for them to use the tech in their apps in a secure and stable and un fragmented OS that will be used on a very large universe of Apple iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches, etc. not just one segment of the Android family.

        I don’t think everybody that wants an iPad or iPhone already have one. One anecdotal example, my sister in law a die hard PC Who hated Apple just bought an iPad and now loves it and all things apple. Apple is getting a lot of education and business orders as well.

      2. I suppose the advantage is that they produce or control a lot of the services/technology/software, indeed eco system generally to push the concept rather than have it as a stand alone hoping that others will exploit it. The former advantage usually these days ensures the widespread exploitation by others thankfully for Apple.

        I remember the days when such Apple developments/innovations were actively ignored by others no matter how great the technology so great days now.

  4. Ive been waiting to upgrade my phone to the iphone 6… Ive been up for an upgrade for almost a year but Ive patiently wainted for a bigger screen size,I could have went with the Samsungs but Apple products are awesome..and I know alot of other Apple users are waiting so unless the new phones are the same size as the 5,Im sure they will sell alot ,as always their products last forever and are well worth the wait..usually hoping they are in September.

  5. I don’t think the iPad mini gets a Retina display. When the big iPad got its Retina Display, it became a bit heavier and thicker. The iPad mini is all about convenience and lack of weight. And price. Drive the price down to $299 at the low end instead. Give it an A6. Make it even lighter, if possible.

    I think, the iPad mini will get its Retina display when two things happen.

    (1) The iOS interface becomes resolution independent. That means the user can smoothly “scale” the size of interface elements so that the experience is most comfortable for that user (like the Mac OS X Dock extended to the entire interface). Once that happens, the “Retina requirement” is for an individual pixel to be indistinguishable to the human eye at normal eye-to-screen distance.

    The iPad mini’s screen resolution does not need to go from the current 1024×768 to exactly double (which makes for REALLY tiny pixels – even tinier than on the current Retina iPad); that would be “overkill.” It can go to something like 1600×1200 instead. If the user can’t distinguish individual pixels, it doesn’t matter, as long as the OS is designed to handle the scaling effectively.

    Essentially, EVERYTHING on every iOS device (with a Retina display) becomes scaled; when an individual pixel can’t be distinguished, a scaled representation is indistinguishable from a “native” representation.

    (2) The “big” iPad gets a 12-inch screen, at the appropriate resolution to be “Retina,” while maintaining the current weight. This will also happen when the iOS interface becomes resolution independent. So again, the exact native resolution will no longer matter (there won’t be “fragmentation”), and it can be precisely what it needs to be at the 12-inch size so that individual pixels are indistinguishable to the user.

    At that point, the 10-inch screen size goes away, and the iPad lineup becomes 12-inch and 8-inch (plus the iPod touch at 4-inch). That creates excellent product differentiation, which is something that will be lacking if the iPad mini got a Retina display this year.

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