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Next-Gen iPhone, iPad Expected to Arrive Mid-2013

By - Source: DigiTimes | B 19 comments

Manufacturers said to be increasing demand for Apple chips.

According to information purportedly from Apple suppliers, the company is preparing to launch the iPhone 5's successor and next-generation iPad during the mid stages of 2013.

"Apple is expected to introduce its next-generation iPad and iPhone series around the middle of 2013, which will boost demand for ICs in particular communications related chips during the latter half of the first quarter, according to the observers," DigiTimes said.

It also said component orders placed by Apple, which increased before the iPhone 5 launch, will see a rise again between March and April, 2013.

Chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and packager Advanced Semiconductor Engineering have both apparently entered Apple’s supply chain. "TSMC has not directly grabbed orders from Apple, but has secured contract-manufacturing orders for many ICs used in the iOS devices."

Chinese Economic News Service had previously reported that TSMC will begin producing quad-core mobile chips for Apple in 2014. Samsung, the current chip manufacturer for Apple, is reportedly increasing the prices its rival must pay for iPhone, iPad and iPod chips.

Despite the iPad 4 releasing just a few weeks ago, Apple is said to be planning an upgraded version due for an early 2013 launch. Also scheduled for a release during the same period is the rumored iPhone 5S.

 

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    kensingtron , November 23, 2012 9:15 AM
    Wait. Want! Apple is releasing a new iPhone and iPad in 2013. Mind blown.

    Sent from my Galaxy SIII
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    Vorador2 , November 23, 2012 9:21 AM
    And to the surprise of absolutely no one, this is posted by Zak Islam.
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    salgado18 , November 23, 2012 9:40 AM
    Vorador2And to the surprise of absolutely no one, this is posted by Zak Islam.

    Would it make sense if Zak Islam is responsible for a small field of news, like Apple and two or three other, so he can get them faster, write better and be more informed on news and rumors? If that's true, then most Apple news will be written by him. Let the guy do his job.
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  • 22 Hide
    kensingtron , November 23, 2012 9:15 AM
    Wait. Want! Apple is releasing a new iPhone and iPad in 2013. Mind blown.

    Sent from my Galaxy SIII
  • 18 Hide
    Vorador2 , November 23, 2012 9:21 AM
    And to the surprise of absolutely no one, this is posted by Zak Islam.
  • 15 Hide
    salgado18 , November 23, 2012 9:40 AM
    Vorador2And to the surprise of absolutely no one, this is posted by Zak Islam.

    Would it make sense if Zak Islam is responsible for a small field of news, like Apple and two or three other, so he can get them faster, write better and be more informed on news and rumors? If that's true, then most Apple news will be written by him. Let the guy do his job.
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    innocent bystander , November 23, 2012 9:56 AM
    Just as you were starting to enjoy your 8 month old iPhone 5 (assuming you got it on day 1), Apple comes around and tries shoving another one down your throat.

    I'm glad I'm skipping the whole mobile scene until it calms down like the more mature PC market has.

    IB
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    reprotected , November 23, 2012 10:12 AM
    KensingtronSent from my Galaxy SIII

    Holy crap! Galaxy SIII? That must be the most revolutionary phone in the world! Quad-core, faster GPU, larger battery, better camera, S Voice, eye-tracking, 4.8 inch screen, I must get this SIII! In fact, I'm going to upgrade right now! SCREW APPLE. APPLE SUCKS. *Rants about Apple*

    Sent from my Galaxy SII

    Vorador2And to the surprise of absolutely no one, this is posted by Zak Islam.

    Assuming someone else became the editor of Apple news, you guys would all be pouncing all over that guy. Especially what's important, you guys are clicking in to these article, so he couldn't care less.
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    Usersname , November 23, 2012 10:17 AM
    innocent bystanderI'm glad I'm skipping the whole mobile scene until it calms down like the more mature PC market has.
    You'll be off to Narnia, then?
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    halcyon , November 23, 2012 10:32 AM
    salgado18Would it make sense if Zak Islam is responsible for a small field of news, like Apple and two or three other, so he can get them faster, write better and be more informed on news and rumors? If that's true, then most Apple news will be written by him. Let the guy do his job.

    Well said. Zak is doing his job and doing it well. Its too bad the kids and teenagers of this forum are still too pubescent to grasp what you've written.
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    Anonymous , November 23, 2012 11:51 AM
    Soon you'll buy the latest greatest phone only to have the next model up come out the following week.
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    acerace , November 23, 2012 12:48 PM
    Vorador2And to the surprise of absolutely no one, this is posted by Zak Islam.


    What kind of a retarded kid are you? The guy's just doing his job. Rant somewhere else moron.
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    freggo , November 23, 2012 1:45 PM
    innocent bystanderJust as you were starting to enjoy your 8 month old iPhone 5 (assuming you got it on day 1), Apple comes around and tries shoving another one down your throat.I'm glad I'm skipping the whole mobile scene until it calms down like the more mature PC market has.IB


    Not to defend Apple (hell no), but the same can be said for anyone buying the latest Graphics card for a PC of course. You have your treasured Pixel cruncher for less time installed that it needs to get all dusty and you find out there is a bigger and faster one available; which your best buddy will buy and then rub your nose in it :-)
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    billybiff , November 23, 2012 2:45 PM
    true but u dont get 1000's of people queing for a week for them, plus in the real world you only need to upgrade your gpu every 2 years or so.
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    cRACKmONKEY421 , November 23, 2012 3:06 PM
    Kill the messenger! :D  muahahaha
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    Kami3k , November 23, 2012 3:29 PM
    aceraceWhat kind of a retarded kid are you? The guy's just doing his job. Rant somewhere else moron.


    Of making Tom's have more articles about Apple then everything else combined?
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    Miharu , November 23, 2012 6:12 PM
    Quote:
    What kind of a retarded kid are you? The guy's just doing his job. Rant somewhere else moron.


    Seriously! That guy should works for us in some way.
    Seem to me it's not the case.
    He works for the Mafia!!! Applester!! (Mobster)
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    acerace , November 23, 2012 9:55 PM
    Quote:
    Of making Tom's have more articles about Apple then everything else combined?


    Maybe other authors doesn't have enough article to post?
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    chewy1963 , November 23, 2012 10:47 PM
    Oh boy! I can't wait, iphone 5 is soooo passe'. I'll camp out for a week in front of the Apple Store to be the first one on my block to have one! Oh JOY! Wait, I hate apple's overpriced underpowered products.... never mind.
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    murzar , November 24, 2012 3:55 AM
    otacon72Since Apple is releasing new products lately...yes?


    Mid 2013 is not 'lately'.
  • 0 Hide
    acerace , November 24, 2012 10:44 AM
    Quote:
    Mid 2013 is not 'lately'.


    Seriously? He's talking about the iPhone 5 and iPad mini.
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    garrick , November 27, 2012 2:50 PM
    halcyonWell said. Zak is doing his job and doing it well. Its too bad the kids and teenagers of this forum are still too pubescent to grasp what you've written.

    Is that you Zak? :)