An “inside source” at Apple has revealed plans for the company to announce the iPhone 5S and iPad 5 on June 29. If correct, Apple would have extra cause to celebrate. That date would mark the sixth anniversary since the release of the original iPhone.
According to the Apple source, the company is calling the event “Original Passion, New Ideas.”
The next release of the iPhone and iPad lines are of increased interest for buyers. Analysts and Apple fanboys as they are the first to be rolled out with no input from deceased Apple CEO Steve Jobs. The former Apple head and company co-founder was known for his meticulous attention to detail, which helped pave the way to mobile and tablet dominance for the tech giant.
Apple has said since 2010 that it is focusing on the “post-PC” era, a movement the company claims to have ushered in with the release of the original iPad.
With Tim Cook at the helm of Apple and the company’s stock falling drastically throughout 2012, the release of the iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 will be watched very closely by industry experts.
According to the report, the product rollout is expected to take place at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, and it will be smaller in scale than past mobile-based press events.
This is hardly the first Apple iPhone 5S rumor. Other reports have pointed to Apple releasing the new device in June 2013, which would likely mean a May press conference.
Releasing the next version of the Apple iPhone as early as possible could benefit Apple by cannibalizing Samsung Galaxy S4 sales. Samsung announced its new smartphone last week at a strange press conference disguised as a Broadway production.
Very few rumors regarding the iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 have surfaced at this time. The company is expected to add a faster processor, improved retina display, and potentially a low-cost version of its popular iPhone line.
Are you excited to check out the iPhone 5S?