“Apple Inc. is preparing for a busy close to the year with the debut of a new iPhone and iPad models, seeking to retain its position in the increasingly crowded smartphone and tablet markets,” Adam Satariano and Tim Culpan report for Bloomberg. “After having minimal product introductions since last year, Apple will unveil a new iPhone at a Sept. 10 event, according to a person familiar with the plans. New iPad models, including an iPad with a thinner body design and an iPad mini with a high-resolution screen will be unveiled later, two people said. Software for the devices, as well as for Mac computers, will also be revamped, Apple said in June.”
Satariano and Culpan report, “The updates will enable Apple to present a refreshed lineup of its top-selling products to consumers ahead of the year-end holiday shopping season… The planned new full-size iPad, with a 9.7-inch screen, will have a body that more closely resembles the current iPad mini, with a thinner bezel than the current version.”
“The new iPhones and iPads will also feature an overhaul of the company’s mobile operating system, iOS 7, which includes changes to e-mail, calendar and other applications, as well as new color schemes and icon designs,” Satariano and Culpan report. “Carl Howe, an analyst at Yankee Group, predicts Apple will garner record sales of the products during the holiday quarter. Other companies tend to move their releases to avoid being overshadowed by Apple, he said.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]