Faster than a speeding tachyon rider comes the latest iPhone 5 and iPad mini news, fresh after App4Phone’s “exclusive” leaking from an anonymous Chinese accessory maker, is yet more “confirmation” that August is out as is October, leaving September – and perhaps, September 21.
The latest rumour comes from the oft-reliable Boy Genius Report or BGR, which quotes “KGI Analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo”, stating in a “letter to clients” that the iPhone 5 is coming in September, “closely followed” by the iPad Mini.
This might imply two launches in September, unlikely though this may seem given the massive double whammy any dual launch would deliver, although a one-two punch punctuated by a couple of weeks could, upon reflection, set the world into ever greater fervour than it is already going through in these heady pre-iPhone 5 times.
- An A6 quad-core processor,
- 3.75 or 4-inch screen (depending on who you believe) with
- in-cell technology to eliminate the separate touch layer,
- 1GB RAM and the hope of 128GB storage options (and for any future iPod Touch, too, let alone the iPad),
- NFC, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi,
- 4G LTE,
- 10 to 12 megpixel rear camera,
- higher resolution front facing camera,
- multi-core graphics,
- 19-pin smaller dock connector rather than the older 30-pin connector,
- a thinness claimed by some to be as thin as “7.99mm”,
- a more efficient Li-ion battery with Apple’s own battery chemistry tech,
- iOS 6, Facebook integration and plenty more, without going up in price…
It’s no surprise that excitement is at an all time high!
Then there’s the iPad Mini, which is expected to be at least as thin as an iPod Touch, if not thinner, with a 7.85-inch screen and presumably technologies such as GPS, NFC and more – and likely also an A6 quad core processor, at prices that go from US $249 to $299, with features presumably ready to outclass the Google Nexus 7 and that bigger app store with more mature apps, along with more expensive versions that have 3G.
There’s even the rumour that the iPad Mini will come in two varieties – one featuring a non-Retina class screen at 1024x768 display, and another more expensive iPad Mini with Retina Display for the most amazingly smooth screen ever.
Let’s hope the rumours are real!