iPhone 5S release date: take 2

iPhone 5S release date: take 2Around a week ago, we heard that Apple was about to crank “trial production” of the iPhone 5S, with a view to hitting volume production in the first quarter of 2013. Great stuff.

Now we’re hearing, from the same source, but without much fanfare, that the proposed iPhone 5S release date appears to have slipped back.

Yes, it’s DigiTimes once again, this time mentioning – in a purely matter of fact manner – that “Apple is expected to introduce its next-generation iPad and iPhone series around the middle of 2013.”

The iPhone in particular used to make its debut around June/July, but more recently it’s been September/October. Might we see a return to a summer release for the latest iPhone?

I’d say that’s at least more realistic than Q1 as the iPhone 5S release date, and it’d close the gap on the inevitable Samsung Galaxy S IV.

As for the iPad, it tended to favour March (give or take a few weeks), but the fourth generation iPad and the iPad mini came along and muddied the waters back in October.

It’s probably fair to say Apple might mix things up a bit next year, but in any case, the iPhone 5 is only two months old, while the iPad mini and fourth gen iPad have only just touched down. My point? Don’t expect any new iDevices any time soon. Probably.

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Pondlife  Nov. 20, 2012 at 14:31

Hmm almost as if they were just guessing...

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 20, 2012 at 15:47

hahahaha...
Lewis, you've gone too far this time.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 20, 2012 at 15:55

Lewis, was this actually worth writing? Basically they "know" (as does everyone else who cares to think about it), that we'll see an iPhone 5S in 2013.

Wow, I'm shocked.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 20, 2012 at 16:23

Now enough of this Lewis bashing!

Pondlife  Nov. 20, 2012 at 16:42

Now enough of this Lewis bashing!

Yeah especially when Treab isn't here to enjoy it

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 20, 2012 at 16:57

I think Treab IS Lewis, trapped in an alternate universe.

Pondlife  Nov. 20, 2012 at 17:05

Well I've never seen them both in the same room, mind you I've never seen either of them... :)

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 20, 2012 at 17:25

Well I've never seen them both in the same room, mind you I've never seen either of them... :)
Maybe there's 3 versions ;)....

Treab  Nov. 20, 2012 at 23:29

I think Treab IS Lewis, trapped in an alternate universe.

i feel sick... utterly sick... my skin is crawling....

Pondlife  Nov. 20, 2012 at 23:36

That's just what lewis said....

Treab  Nov. 20, 2012 at 23:37

That's just what lewis said....

don't make me come down there and beat you...

Pondlife  Nov. 20, 2012 at 23:41

*chuckle*

sarek2k  Nov. 22, 2012 at 18:40

hope it's quick as possible then "us" ipad3 owners will feel better:p

Pondlife  Nov. 22, 2012 at 23:17

hope it's quick as possible then "us" ipad3 owners will feel better:p

Lewis wouldn't :D

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