The latest Apple rumors indicate that September could be a big month for the company. One analyst from Topeka Capital Markets, Brian White, reports that after speaking to various supply chain vendors regarding some of the various events he’s set to attend, the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini will probably debut in stores in September. It was originally rumored that the smartphone would debut in October.
During his meeting with representatives from the Tawainese supply chain said that they think the new iPhone 5 will feature a unibody casing made from aluminum but White doubts that the new smartphone will feature the amorphous metal that Apple acquired from Liquidmetal Technologies.
Just over the last few weeks, there has been numerous reports regarding different parts from the iPhone. Such rumors included a large aluminum back with smaller pieces of glass on top/bottom. Other rumors have indicated that the next iPhone could be a little taller and feature a four inch screen as well as a headphone jack on the bottom.
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As for rumors regarding the iPad mini, it’s reportedly still in the experimental phase. It’s supposed to measure 7.85 inches but would feature 1,024 x 768 megapixel screen resolution (the same as iPad 1 and iPad 2). It would also allow applications to run without modifications.
More Apple rumors but we’re not any step closer to finding out when and what we can expect from Apple. Later on this week, the company will host their Worldwide Developer’s Conference but there is no telling if Tim Cook and company will make an an official announcement regarding either product.
I’m positive iPhone 5 will come out sometime this fall. Whether it will be September or October remains to be seen. I’m still on the fence about the rumor of an iPad mini. This isn’t to say that Apple won’t release a smaller version of the iPad, I just don’t see why they would release a smaller version of one of their best-selling products which might take away from sales of the original.