The iPhone 5S is expected to come in September and it makes sense for the iPad mini 2 to release in tandem with the new Apple smartphone, especially seeing as the iPhone is likely to be an iPhone 5 refresh with no apparent size difference, making it an ideal blend to launch around the same time.
Many of our readers probably own both the iPhone 5 and iPad mini because it is a perfect combination, and we can see the same happening this year with the iPhone 5S and iPad mini 2. However, this could change if Apple decides to launch a new phablet, which will be classed as an all-in-one device.
The main competition this year for the iPad Mini 2 would have to be the rumoured Nexus 7 2, as for the iPhone 5S it could be just an iPhone refresh so not really worth putting this side-by-side with any products because it would not offer anything new other than a few changes to features. If Apple decides to change the whole design of the next iPhone making it larger then releasing the iPad mini 2 in tandem would not make sense at all because the iPhone would be classed as a phablet, but a larger iPhone is unlikely to happen this year.
No one knows if the iPhone 5S or iPad mini 2 will be the same size of its predecessors, but if they are the same size owning both would be perfect for both business and personal use, with a release around the same time of each other. Having said that, Cnet reports that the next iPad mini will have the same 1,024×768 display like the current model, but the processor may get an upgrade from the A5 to the A6.
The new iPad mini 2 is said to come with a thinner body and not with a Retina display, if this were the case then it would be a great combination to release the iPhone 5S in tandem with iPad mini 2.
Not sure if releasing the iPhone 5S makes sense this year considering many new smartphones are getting a little larger, and design changes are happening across the board. Apple needs to bring something innovative to the table and skipping the iPhone 5S in favour of a new iPhone 6 with a new design would make more sense.
If Apple decides to release a larger iPhone 6 with a new design rather than the iPhone 5S then this puts a whole new perspective on things, and releasing the iPad Mini 2 in tandem with the new iPhone may not work.
Would a 7.9 inch iPad mini and a let’s say for arguments sake a new 5.8 to 6-inch iPhone work well together?
Judging on the news we know so far it looks like September 2013 will not be the month for the iPhone 5S and iPad mini 2 to get a design change.
Would you get both the iPhone 5S and iPad mini 2 if they release in the same month?