According to iMore, the center of the iPhone universe, Apple is planning the release of the iPhone 5S for this summer, mostly likely in August, and now a new report states that production of the next-generation Apple smartphone is currently underway. While an “April-ish” launch for the next-generation iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2, is seriously being considered by Apple.
The Sun UK reported on March 4th that Apple’s new iPhone could come with a Smart Pen. iPhone 5S will have the same display size as the iPhone 5, and at 7.6mm and 112 grams, will be as slim and weigh the same, as well. It will also have the same metal case as the current top-of-the-line iPhone 5, and be available in two color choices – presumably the same “black & slate” and “white & silver”.
The iPad 5 is reported to be thinner and lighter, potentially reducing the width down to just 7.2mm. It’s possible that this will be achieved by changing the LED backlighting system, going from two light bars to one in an attempt to shed weight and those all-important millimetres. Based on Apple’s consistent pricing models, experts are guessing iPad 5 prices will start at £399, and £499 for 3G capable versions. The potential updates Apple might introduce to its iPad mini have been described as a “refresh” of the original iPad mini, with the same design but including a faster processor and chip, as well as an improved camera.