iMore says it has learned that Apple is planning the release of the iPhone 5S in August, with next generation iPads, presumably the iPad 5 and potentially the iPad mini 2, debuting as soon as this April.
The iPhone 5S is rumored to have the same basic design as the iPhone 5, but with a more advanced processor and an improved camera. The iPhone 5S aims to improve iPhone optics, including a much better camera in essentially the same casing.
Meanwhile, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new research report claiming that Apple is expected to unveil its iPhone 5S and lower-cost iPhone alongside iOS 7 this June, with the devices coming available in July. Versions supporting the time-division duplexing (TDD) standard used by China Mobile are said to follow in September.
C/Net opines that the iPad Mini 2, which will reportedly sport a Retina Display, isn’t likely to hit the market while Apple is still enjoying healthy sales of the current version.
The quantum iPhone may take a little longer.