After claiming that Apple’s going to release two iPad mini updates by Q1 next year, NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim now claims that the 2nd generation iPad mini could go into mass production by June or July this year.
It has been widely speculated that iOS 7 will feature a flatter design. The overhaul is being led by Jony Ive, Apple’s SVP of Industrial Design, who also provides leadership and direction for Human Interface software teams across the company after Scott Forstall’s departure.
John Gruber of Daring Fireball, Rene Richie of iMore, MG Siegler of TechCrunch, Tim Stevens of Engadget, Matthew Panzarino of The Next Web and others had an interesting discussion about iOS 7, the next generation mobile operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on Branch.
Over at iMore, Rene Ritchie reasons why Apple’s predictive iPhone release cycle might hurt the company with the iPhone 5S, in the face of intense competition from Android phone manufacturers, led by Samsung. We’re of course all familiar with Apple’s “tick-tock” iPhone release cycle: A major hardware refresh in one year, followed by an evolutionary ”S” update the next year.