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iPhone 5 and iPad Mini Should Be Available This September

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iPhone 5 and iPad Mini Should Be Available This September
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iPhone 5 and iPad nerds, get your wallets and bank accounts ready. According to Plugged-in KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, an individual who is no stranger to Apple rumors, both the iPhone 5 and the smaller incarnation of the iPad should be available to consumers this September. Hopefully you’ll have enough scratch left in your bank account following all of your glamorous summer vacations to afford two new gadgets from a company that excels at making gadgets.

“iPhone 5 to debut in September,” Ming-Chi wrote in a letter to clients. “But due to in-cell touch panel and casing yield rate limits, ability to offset older models’ shipments decrease will be moderate. Though shipments of iPad mini’s components will start in August, the new iPad line will end production, ready for transition to a modified New iPad line. As such, component shipments will drop in August as iPad mini’s components shipments growth will be offset.”

Unfortunately, a concrete date for the release has not been officially issued, though rumor has it the new iPhone will hit shelves on September 21st. Regardless, news that the iPhone 5 is (finally) coming down the proverbial pipeline later this year is sure to cause Apple geeks to salivate in anticipation. I know several people who will no doubt line up extra early to get their hands on the latest offering from their technological Lord and Savior. Do keep in mind, however, that release dates are always subject to change. Now it’s September, tomorrow it could be October.

The iPad mini, which features a thin 7.85-inch display, will set you back between $249 and $299. As far as the iPhone 5 is concerned, a price has not been quoted, though I’m sure it’s going to be a little on the expensive side. They generally are.

During a recent earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer said speculation surrounding the iPhone 5 has resulted in a decline in sales. Since the latest version of the popular smartphone is just around the corner, most people are waiting for its release before investing in a new device.

Care to read some Twitter posts from folks who are freaking out about the iPhone 5′s September release date? If so, you’re in luck. Take a moment to peruse some of the reactions below. As you can tell, a lot of people are pretty jazzed about getting their hands on one.

iPhone 5 and iPad Mini Should Be Available This September
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  • http://www.headhuntable.com/jobs Michael

    Well I feel like the date isn’t too much of a surprise. Most of their new phones have come out during sept-nov. So if anything this is earlier than most people would usually anticipate, I was actually expecting more along the lines of mid-October.

    Also is the new phone actually going to be called the iphone5? We all thought the iphone 4s would be the 5, but we were obviously wrong.

  • andre

    I like that !!
    good things with Apple, you can sell yours at decent price because other brand, hard to sell
    Can’t wait !!

  • http://yahoo james

    why would they make us have a smaller screen on an ipad why cant we keep a big screen not a mini ipad thats stupid

  • TolerancEJ

    Apple needs to release an iPad Mini to absorb some of the Android medium-size tablet market.

  • pattyoc

    OK, so the iPhone is getting bigger and the iPad mini will be smaller. Guess in 2014 they will be the same size.

  • steve douglas

    this is a very lovely phone, i wish to acquire one when it is out.

  • Luby

    Everyone who owns an Apple product is a single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby.

    • James Dean

      Grow up

    • Linh

      People who don’t like Apple products are people who have never owned one. They have a lot of good features and their overall look/quality is better. Just because you don’t have money for the product doesn’t mean you should bash on people who do.

  • george

    all these kids with Iphone 4′s and soon 5′s…. ridiculous … talk about losers caught up in trying to look or feel significant with a phone in their hand … lol buy me a phone daddy lol

  • james braselton

    hi there looky my my iphone and 3d phone contracts are up i have iphone 4 and lg thrill 3d phone soo i will buy the iphone 5 lg max 3d wii u 3ds xl xbox 720 ps4