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Will Apple Release The iPhone 5 A Full Month Before The iPad Mini?
The date is fast approaching: On Wednesday, Sept. 12, Apple is expected to debut the new iPhone, unofficially dubbed iPhone 5, as well as a brand-new tablet to its iPad line, the iPad Mini.
We may even see a new iPod Nano and a new 13″ inch Retina MacBook Pro unveiled at the same event. The company will presumably connect these devices by launching the newest mobile software, iOS 6, to upgrade the iPhone, iPad and iPod experience.
It’s pretty safe to assume Apple plans to unveil all of its latest hardware and software innovations at the Sept. 12 media event — the date first reported by iMore’s editor-in-chief Rene Ritchie. That date has also been mentioned by the Verge, Reuters, Bloomberg, the New York Times, The Loop and CNN – but after that event, when can we expect Apple to launch each of these products?
Apple is expected to release the iPhone 5 on Friday, Sept. 21, but what about the iPad Mini? When can we expect that product to hit store shelves?
iPhone 5 and iPad Mini: They Won’t Be Launched Together
Forget the new iPod and new MacBook Pro for a moment: Even if Apple unveils the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini on the same stage, it is highly unlikely that these two new iOS devices will launch on the same day.
Think of it this way: Apple Stores, both physical and online, shut down every time Apple releases a new product. Could you imagine if Apple tried to organize lines for not just one, but two major product launches happening simultaneously?
If Apple released the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini on the same date, it would be an absolute disaster, especially for customers. Lines are already out the door and around the building for these products individually; if half of those people are there for iPhone and half for iPad Mini, and a handful of people are there to buy both products, there may not be a way for Apple to clearly organize the crowds, even if both products are ready to be sold.
How Will Apple Organize The Launch Dates?
Considering the multitude of iPhone prototypes that have recently surfaced, it’s safe to say that the iPhone 5 is more ready to go than the iPad Mini.
Apple will most likely get the iPhone 5 launch out of the way first; after all, this product is the most sought-after, and it’s the one everyone’s been waiting for. The specific release date for the iPhone — nine days after its unveiling, on Sept. 21 — was also reported by iMore and mentioned by The Verge, The Loop, Reuters, Bloomberg, the New York Times and CNN.
There are several reasons Apple will launch the iPhone 5 first. If Apple released the iPad Mini before the iPhone 5, people might look past it, since most of the attention will deservedly fall on the iPhone. The iPad Mini deserves its own attention too, but it if there’s anything that’s going to cast any kind of shadow over a new iPad, it’s a new iPhone.
Early reports seem to agree with this theory. On Tuesday, DigiTimes reported that the iPad Mini production will ramp up in September, and a reported four million units are said to be ready by the end of that month. In other words, we’ll likely see the iPad Mini on stage on Sept. 12, but we won’t see it on store shelves until production is sufficient.
“Rumors are circulating in the IT market that Apple will launch its 7.85-inch iPad in October with a thinner screen frame to allow the device to feature a bigger display area than other competing products and will also feature a resolution similar to that of iPad 2,” reported Digitimes’ Max Wang, citing sources from the Apple’s “upstream supply chain.”
We don’t have a more specific date as to which Friday in October, Apple would release the iPad Mini, but if the company waits long enough, it could strategically overshadow Microsoft’s first tablet launch for the Surface.
So therefore, we’ll likely see the iPhone 5 launch on Friday, Sept. 21, and the iPad Mini could launch anytime between Friday, Oct. 5, and Friday, Oct. 26.
If Apple launched the iPad Mini on Oct. 5, it would be the one year anniversary of Steve Jobs’ death.
iPhone 5 and iPad Mini: What To Expect
Before you get hyped up for buying a new iPhone or a new mini iPad, it’s important to know more about the devices themselves and their possible features. First, let’s discuss the iPhone 5, which we know much more about, and then we’ll detail what we know about the iPad Mini.
iPhone 5 Features: A Brief Summary
More or less, we know what the iPhone 5 looks like, thanks to batches of images released by insiders within Apple’s supply chains and repair shops. We expect the iPhone to feature abigger, thinner front plate that stretches the screen just beyond four inches to achieve a 16:9 resolution ratio to watch 1080p HD videos in a widescreen format.
According to the prototypes and images, Apple has also reportedly expanded and redesigned its speaker grills, migrated the FaceTime camera to be directly above the earpiece, moved the earphone jack from the top right corner of the phone to the bottom left corner, and introduced a new camera opening on the backside of the phone between the camera lens and the LED flash, which likely houses a small microphone. Finally, we believe Apple has fixed its iPhone 5 with a unibody metal back instead of an all-glass facade, which could potentially improve call reception, and has also endowed the iPhone with a new, smaller dock connector, which could be as small as 9 pins.
Check out this article for more information about some of the exciting features that we may see in the iPhone 5.
iPad Mini Features: A Brief Summary
We haven’t seen nearly as many iPad Mini prototypes as iPhone 5 prototypes, but we have received a number of photos, images and engineering samples that may give us an idea of the iPad Mini’s size and features.
On July 10, a photo set of the alleged iPad Mini suggested the mini tablet would be much wider and a little taller than the Nexus 7, Google’s recently introduced 7-inch tablet, and it would be slightly thinner than Apple’s third-generation “new” iPad. Here’s Ingram with the details:
“What we’ve found, using a pixel count, is that the iPad Mini should be around 213.36mm tall and about 143.67mm wide. This is approximately two-thirds of the size of the new third-generation iPad. The new iPad is 185.67mm wide, 241.3mm tall, and 9.39mm thick.”
The iPad Mini will almost definitely feature a Retina Display, front and rear cameras (iSight and FaceTime), and a smaller dock connector (like the iPhone 5). Read here for more information about the iPad Mini.
Of these two exciting new iOS devices, which one would you rather buy? An iPhone 5, or an iPad Mini? Do you think Apple will release the iPad Mini closer to the end of October, or closer to the beginning? Let us know in the comments section below.
The wait has finally come to an end after the free download version of the Spotify App was released by Apple. The App which was previously available on the iPhone has been upgraded and is now available for the iPad. The users of Spotify music service were left perplexed about the delay of availability of Spotify App for the iPad. But, after signing a brand partnership with Coca-Cola the good news finally came that Spotify App had been made universal.
The App has now been updated and is available as a single download for all the iOS devices. Though it is available free of cost but one needs to sign up for premium account to be able to use it consistently. The subscription rules of Spotify make it clear that one cannot use it continuously if he is not a premium member. If one does not subscribe to the premium membership then they only get a 48 hours trial run of the App.
The login screen of the app has a beautiful Spotify logo along with a wall of album covers scrolling and transitioning from the view at the background. Immediately after you log in you will see the interface being crammed with different information and options, but still the main sections manage to be usable and are listed in the left side docked in the side bar. You can integrate a built-up playlist seamlessly along with the playback media bar.
The best part of the app is that one can see the new songs and trending playlists in the Whats New section and theres also the recommended music playing built at the center stage with a cover flow type interface. If you dont find the docked media bar impressive then you can have a full screen view of the track being played and share them through Twitter, Facebook, or e-mail. Though the App took time to come to the iPad it is surely a pleasure to view and use the seamless music playback.
Thrane Apps have released a new app called aReplyapp. This app is available for the iPhone and iPad. Its goal is to enable businesses to create surveys and questionnaires that can be used to collect data in a professional and effective manner.
With feedback being a very important part of businesses and to ensure customers have there say, this app lets you quickly put together a survey or questionnaire, so you can collect data that will help in the progression of your business. This information is stored online and can be accessed and reviewed at any time. The main and most obvious benefit to this is that you can cut down on paper and the data collected is more manageable.
Being able to collect data via your iPhone and iPad makes life so much easier and resulting in less paper work. The data will be automatically saved online giving you quick access to your results ready for analysis. This is a very important step for any business, as analysing your feedback will help you focus your business direction. This will also help you get more future business and turn a larger profit.
aReplyapp has a website that you register at for free, it is all very simple to use and straightforward.Creating your questionnaires is easy with lots of different options available to you. You can choose between the type of questions and the format in which you want the answers to be made.
This is such a useful application for every business. At a small price of just $11.99 and free registration it really is an extremely helpful tool for your business. Thrane Apps keep delivering great quality apps and are becoming the leading name in the world of business apps. Download this exciting app by clicking the links below and begin improving your business today.
The iPad has gone a long way since its launch, and has procured for itself numerous ardent followers along the way. So you have gone ahead and bought yourself an iPad? Is that where it stops? Definitely not, in a world that is moving at lightning speed towards technological advancement. Investing in the various alluring accessories made specifically for your iPad is the next most important step after the purchase of the iPad itself.
Here is looking at some of the best state of the art accessories you would love to indulge in:
Wireless keyboard: The perfect accessory to go with any iPad as it has built in Bluetooth system which makes it useable with an iPad up to a distance of 30 ft radius.
iPad stylus: A very useful device as it gives you the perfect grip and makes navigation extremely simple. A wonderful accessory for those who are interested in art and doodle away time on their iPad. It also ensures that the iPad is protected from shoddy fingerprints.
iPad case: This is ideal to keep the iPad scratch free and also to allow easy portability. It fits well enough to propel the iPad in any desired angle.
Apple TV: for those who would love to watch their videos on their very own Apple HD TV which are easily portable and give a great viewing experience.
iPad joystick: This is definitely a must for all those gamers who would love to use a joystick for enhanced gaming controls. Using a pressure sucker joystick makes it a more interesting accessory to indulge in.
The iPad is creating waves among the young and old alike since the time it has been introduced in the market. Its exquisite features have made it emerge successful with a significant customer base. People interested in investing on the iPad have a variety of options to choose from. The basic dependent factors for choosing an iPad are:
- The choice between 3G and Wi-Fi
Among the six available models today, each and every iPad model is Wi-Fi enabled. This means connection to the internet is possible only when used in a Wi-Fi enabled environment. The three new models are Wi-Fi and 3G enabled which means internet can be accessed through a cellular network that is feasible and present almost in every location. But again a 3G connection also suggests a recurrent monthly fee of $30 for unlimited surfing per month, so when choosing an iPad one needs to consider the minor details.
- The storage capacity required
iPads have one major shortcoming. Their memory space cannot be extended by portable memory cards. So, one has to decide the mount of storage capacity he needs from his iPad. They come in three basic forms- 16GB for those who need to just browse the net, 32GB for browsing and storing media files and 64 GB for those who download movies and need a lot more space.
- The price range
The Wi-Fi only models are 499$, 599$, 699$ for 16GB, 32GB and 64 GB respectively whereas the 3G models are available at 629$, 729$, 829$ respectively.