It was just last week when we wrote to you about an iPad mini 2 and an iPad 5 in the works. The source of the rumor was Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White who believes that Apple is planning to launch two new devices per year. Interestingly, former Apple CEO John Sculley also hinted yesterday that Apple might be speeding up its product launch cycle to two per year. Today, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is saying that Apple might indeed update most of its iDevices this year.
Kuo believes that the Apple will introduce an iPhone 5S sometime in June or July and that a cheaper iPhone will be launched with a plastic enclosure on it as well as more color options – something that we already told you about. As for the iPad and iPad mini, Kuo expects that Apple will update these tablets in Q3 this year, with the iPad mini getting a Retina display and a slimmer and lighter full-sized iPad. Take these with a grain of salt though, as these are merely speculations. Until we hear it from Apple, let’s keep our fingers crossed.