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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.
Before Steve Jobs died he told biographer Walter Isaacson he was, ” willing to go thermonuclear war ” with Google over Android, “because it’s a stolen product.”
After the book came out, we asked Isaacson how Apple was waging a “thermonuclear war” with Google. The best Isaacson could tell us was that Apple was filing patent lawsuits. Damaging? Maybe. But, hardly “thermonuclear.”
Today, we’re getting a much better answer to the question. Apple is at the start of a truly “thermonuclear war” on Google. It’s clearer than ever that Apple really is going to attempt to kill Google.
And we’re not just talking about Android. Apple is going to try to blow up all of Google.
Google, for all of its ancillary businesses, lives and dies with search. Apple is doing everything it can with iOS to de-emphasize the importance of search, and the web, in its mobile devices.
Apple is getting into the business of local search with its new maps application. Apple teamed up with Yelp, a big rival of Google, to make local listings better in Apple’s new maps application. With Apple’s maps, users will get great search results for local businesses right in the application from Yelp.
This sort of local searching is very important for Google. If Apple is nuking those searches from Safari on the iPhone, it’s one less place for Google to build out its mobile advertising business. It also makes Google search less important.
Apple’s search engine is called “Siri.” Apple added new tricks to Siri like finding out sports scores and stats. Cute, but not that bad for Google. What is bad is that you can now find a restaurant and make a reservation through Siri. This is a commercial activity that used to flow through Google and the mobile web.
And, if you think Apple is done with Siri, you’re nuts. This is how Apple will build its own search engine. Siri might be wonky now, but in the long run it’s a threat.
Apple’s “passbook” has the potential to be a better version of Google Wallet. Apple and Google are in a battle to own the next generation of payments through mobile. Apple has 400 million iTunes accounts with credit cards. So, it has a good starting point to build something with payments. “Passbook” is a template for companies to build applications for users.
The “passbook” applications are like “loyalty card” programs. It sounds silly, but Starbucks is already doing it. We can load up our Starbucks app with money to spend at Starbucks. Then when we buy a coffee, we just wave our phone at a Starbucks scanner. Now, imagine if we didn’t have to load up money. Imagine when the money just pulls from our iTunes account straight to Starbucks.
Also, Apple showed that a Starbucks app could send us notifications about when we’re near a Starbucks. Yes, that stupid mobile ad idea could finally be a reality! Starbucks could be pushing us lots of new deals, too. This has the potential to be a big, disruptive opportunity. Google will get nothing from it.
Apple is trying to make the web irrelevant. No company really owns the internet, but if you had to pick one company that comes close, it’s Google. Search is the starting point to most usage of the web. Apple is trying to change this with “app banners” for mobile websites.
If you visit Yelp.com on mobile Safari, you’ll see a banner ad that says, “We have an iPhone app!” The idea is to get you to use the app, not the mobile web. The more you use the app, the less you use the mobile web. The less you use the mobile web, the less you use Google.
Finally, Apple is teaming up with Google’s biggest enemy, Facebook. This doesn’t hurt Google quite like the other moves, but it still stings Google. It always sucks when your enemies team up to beat up on you.
Step back and look at everything Apple is doing.
Apple is doing what it can to change the future and cut Google out of our lives. Every big move it makes is to chip away at how we use the internet to find information. Its secondary moves are to open new mobile commerce opportunities for big companies.
If ever there was a company that could really kill Google, it would be Apple.
iPhone 5 release date: The worldwide Development Conference (WWDC) started and finished without announcement of the most awaited next generation iPhone, i.e. iPhone 5 (or new iPhone, latest iPhone whatever it will be named as) leaving the device fans unhappy. This year the WWDC conference was more about MacBook Pro 2012, Macbook Air & little improved Macbook Pro desktop. The device lovers have to wait another few months to get their hands on the new iPhone. Apple also talked about the release of new iOS i.e. iOS 6 which is expected to be used for iPhone 5 during the conference.
Since Apple could not make during WWDC conference, it is now being predicted that it could either be released in September or October following iOS 6. Apple had been following summer cycle for the release of iPhone till they have released iPhone 4S in fall last year so we are expecting that from now on, the Cupertino based tech giant will follow this cycle and the new iPhone will most probably be released during fall.
According to the news on various technology blogs and websites, iPhone 5 will have 4 inches retina display, 1 GB RAM and improved version of the most loveable feature i.e. SIRI. It is also being discussed that Apple will use its own Map instead of Google Map.
Yet another news comes on iPhone 5 release date from the HR head of Foxconn . He said the possibilities of iPhone 5 release in June this year are quite high. It is known to the entire world that Foxconn has good business relationship with Apple being a primary supplier for many years, so this news could become reality. It is also revealed that Foxconn is hiring about 18000 personnel to speed up production of the most awaited device to meet the deadline.
The head of recruitment told to the media person that this massive recruitment is being done so that they can complete the order on time and maintain business relationship with Apple Inc. Since the hiring of personnel is on higher scale it seems this news has some weight and we may see iPhone 5 rolled out in June this year.But if we see from business strategy point of view, Apple would not like to minimize the sales of iPhone 4S which was released in mid-October last year and still in a high demand.
It is also being said that from now onwards apple will be following a different release cycle and the next generation of iPhone, no idea if apple going to call it iPhone 5, will be released in fall this year so that they can give maximum time for the sale of iPhone 4S.As far as iPhone 5 features are concern, it is predicting the most awaited device will have big screen of size 4.6 inches with Retina Display. A lot of Wall Street analysts are claiming the 6th generation of iPhone will be incorporated with 4G LTE as well. The rumors/news will never stop turning so bookmark this blog and visit to get an updates on the hottest device.
Apple iPhone 5 release date has been the hottest topic to discuss since last summer. The Cupertino, California based company was to release new iPhone in summer last year as per the usual iPhone release trend but this time they decided to let people wait 15 months instead of 12 for the new iPhone come in the market. Also the iPhone which was announced during the conference on 14th Oct 2011 was iPhone 4S not iPhone 5. This was the great disappointment to the gadget lovers.Apple iPhone enthusiasts were expecting to hear announcement of iPhone 5 during the conference but their faces seen upset when Apple announced iPhone 4S instead of iPhone 5.
The rumors were floating at various technology websites on the release of iPhone 5 but the ultimate product was something different! iPhone 4S. This time again rumors are spreading on the release date of iPhone 5 but we cant say anything till this adorable device actually comes in the market.As a human nature people cant stop talking about likely release date of iPhone 5. According to the famous Japanese blog Macotakara, Apple will now follow the new trend and loveable device iPhone 5 will be launched in sep/oct of this year.
This Japanese blog provided legitimate information previously, so if we go by that, there is good chance that iPhone 5 will be released during fall this year.But other technology blog says that Apple will release iPhone 5 in the World Wide Development Conference (WWDC) which will be held during the month of June. But if we think from different point of view, Apple would not announce iPhone 5 so early while they are still selling millions of pieces of iPhone 4S each month. Apple would not like to lower down the sale of iPhone 4S which is still a hot product in the market.Bookmark this article to get time to time updates on iPhone 5 release date.
Updated on: 10 April 2012
Yet another news comes on iPhone 5 release date from the HR head of Foxconn . He said the possibilities of iPhone 5 release in June this year are quite high. It is known to the entire world that Foxconn has good business… read more
Updated on: 18 June 2012
The worldwide Development Conference (WWDC) started and finished without announcement of the most awaited next generation iPhone, i.e. iPhone 5 (or new iPhone, latest iPhone whatever it will be named as) leaving….read more
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.
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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.
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