Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may release the highly anticipated iPhone 5S a little bit earlier this year. iMore reports from unnamed sources that the seventh generation smartphone may debut in August.  It’s predicted that the new phone will feature an improved processor and a better camera.

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There is no word on when or even if Apple will release the much rumored low-end budget iPhone.

The same sources claim Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may introduce the fifth generation iPad sometime next month.

Rene Ritchie of iMore explained, “”So, if the next iPad mini does end up getting slated for April, it could be a spec bump, or have something other than Retina as a differentiator. Hopefully we’ll know more soon.”

These reports are still rumors and nothing has been confirmed yet by Apple. Although it’s possible that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may release the iPhone 5S a little bit earlier this year, it’s highly unlikely we can expect a new iPad this spring. Apple usually likes to wait until the end of the year to release new versions of their most popular gadgets. Although it’s likely that may change, especially if Apple wants to beef up their competition against Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930).

Perhaps, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may need to reconsider their upcoming devices before introducing them to the public. They may want to make more improvements in the design and features to keep the interest of tech consumers. Change is important in technology and it’s vital for companies to keep up with new advancements.

It’s also possible that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may take a little bit longer to release their next smartphone, especially if they plan on making better improvements on the phone. At this point, it’s anyone’s guess what Apple has planned for the future. Hopefully it won’t be much longer before we see what Apple has in store for the future.