Everybody wants to know when Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is going to announce the next generation iPad mini. The first tablet had so much success that consumers and investors are hoping for more of the same the next time around.
If you think the hype around this tablet is high, you are really going to be blown away when it comes to all the talk surrounding the potential for a cheaper Apple iPhone. This is what people really want, especially those in emerging markets who have yet to have the chance to get their hands on a device from Cupertino.
While nobody knows for sure what Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has in store, there is always information out there that we can piece together. Some of it is accurate, some of it not so much.
Digitimes recently published this article: Pegatron to start shipments of inexpensive iPhone, next-generation iPad mini in August, say Taiwan makers
If you believe this to be true, it is a done deal that Apple is going to be releasing a cheaper iPhone sooner rather than later. Along with this, you can expect the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad mini to be made available before the end of 2013.
Here is an excerpt from the piece:
“Pegatron has landed orders for an inexpensive iPhone with plastic chassis and next-generation iPad mini from Apple and will begin shipments in August, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.”
While this all sounds good, whether or not Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is actually moving in this direction is anybody’s guess. Cupertino is secretive when it comes to product launches, and this time around we should not expect anything different.
The article goes on to add the following:
“The upstream supply chain will start shipping components for the new iPad mini and iPhone in July and players such as chassis supplier Casetek are expected to strongly benefit from the orders.
A next-generation iPhone and 9.7-inch iPad reportedly will appear in early 2014 and will be manufactured by Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry).”
If Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is successful in debuting a cheaper iPhone and new iPad mini in 2013 it would be a good step in getting people excited about the company once again. The cheaper smartphone in particular is something the market has been hoping to see from Cupertino.