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An Update On When To Expect New Apple Devices, iOS 7 And More

As we’re about to turn the calendar to September, it’s time to once again take a guess on when Apple will unveil new products. This analysis is based on what we've been hearing in recent days.

iOS 7

Tuesday, Sept. 10 is almost certainly the day Apple will unveil next-generation iPhones, and the first public release of iOS 7. The biggest question now is whether Apple will release iOS 7 for the iPad and iPad mini on the same day. We’re guessing that they won’t. Our best bet: Apple’s next iOS version will launch for the iPhone/iPod touch between Sept. 11-18. The iPad version will be delayed until October. For the latest news on iOS 7, see: Apple Still Has Plenty Of Questions To Answer In September.

New iPhones

This morning, a co-worker asked, “Wouldn't it be funny if every single rumor, the 5S, the 5C, the gold - was all crap?” It would be, not that it will happen. Our best bet: On Sept. 10, Apple will unveil the iPhone 5S and the lower priced iPhone 5C. I’d like a lighter version of the Black/Slate, thank you very much. See: More High Resolution Photos Of The Rumored iPhone 5S Hit The Web, and Apple To Launch 64-Bit A7 Processor With iPhone 5S, Offer 31 Percent Speed Increase?

New iPads

We’ve heard very little about next-generation iPads in the past few weeks, and there is probably a very good reason for this. Like in 2012, Apple will delay the launch of new tablets until October. When the new models are announced, expect a new design for the iPad 5 and an iPad mini 2 with a Retina display. Our best bet: The iPad 5 and second-generation iPad mini will debut the third week in October. Circle Friday, Nov. 1 as launch day. See: The iPad 5 Will Reportedly Use The iPad mini’s Touch Panel Technology.

New Macs, OS X Mavericks

Mac Pro trailer

Development on OS X Mavericks seems much more advanced than that for iOS 7 on the iPad. As a result, new Macs could be coming in September, not in October as originally thought. Our best bet: The new Mac Pro will launch in September, along with new MacBook Pro and iMac models. OS X Mavericks will launch as a free download in the Mac App Store at the same time. See: Apple Announces The Beautiful And Powerful New Mac Pro.

New iPods

Very little is known about new iPods. Most likely, whatever changes Apple makes to the iPod touch, iPod nano, and iPod shuffle will be under the hood. Our best bet: Apple will announce new iPods at its October event. See: What’s So Different About Apple’s New Entry Level 16GB iPod touch?


Apple will finally start to show its cards in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.
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