Report: The Next iPhone Is Coming in August

By Leslie Horn on at

iMore is reporting that Apple will release its next-gen iPhone in August. Obviously, the device will be stronger, better, faster, and so on, but, if true, the real takeaway is the timing. For years, iPhone releases were as predictable as the tides, coming every June. But the iPhone 4S came in October, the iPhone 5 in September, and now the iPhone 5S (potentially) in August. So much for routine.

Apple showed its willingness to change things up when it dropped an iPad Mini and a new iPad last fall, just after the release of the iPhone 5.

As far as the actual phone goes, iMore says it will have a better processor and a more powerful camera, keeping the overall same design. But what's missing here is also interesting: iMore doesn't mention anything about a bigger iPhone Plus, which isn't to say it won't happen, but that's still another Apple rumour making the rounds.

And finally, iMore estimates an "April-ish" launch for the fifth-gen iPad, but seems to be less certain about that one. Again, we're most interested in the timing here, which seems to be kind of up in the air at this point. Of course, it could all be utter bullshit, so who really knows? [iMore via Techmeme]