The latest prediction about iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 release dates comes from Stabley Times’ Phil Moore, who says that a July launch is possible if Apple decides to release them with the current iOS 6. Both the devices are ready, but if Apple decides not to launch them in July, then they will come with the iOS 7 this Fall, together with the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 6.
If indeed Apple decides to delay the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 release, then, this Fall will mark the simultaneous debut of Apple’s two epic product lines, the iPhone and the iPad. As of now, rumors say that the iPad Mini 2 is all set to launch, while the iPad 5 is awaiting an official reveal.
Of late, Apple’s product release schedules have become more unpredictable. Apple’s usual trend is to launch the new iPhone and new iOS in Fall and the new iPad variants in Spring. However, the company took on an unexpected approach last year, unveiling the new iPhone and iOS in September and then, waiting for another month to reveal the new iPad and iPad Mini, both running on the iOS6.
The iOS 7, when it arrives, will be downloadable on iPads and iPhones via a one-click operation. It is for Apple to assess whether consumers would prefer to wait to buy the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 preinstalled with the overhauled iOS 7, or don’t mind buying the iOS 6-based versions and upgrading to the iOS 7 later.
The iOS 7, the most significant upgrade to Apple’s mobile operating system, is something that Apple fans are eagerly waiting for. Apart from the additional features like AirDrop, Control Center and iTunes Radio, the new platform comes with interesting interface changes that consumers are fervently waiting to experience.