Yep. Apple has even more stuff that they’d like to announce at the September 12th media event. Too bad outlines of details have been made public by external sources already.
Yesterday, Ming-Chi Kuo, with KGI Securities, told the world on Friday that Apple’s fourth quarter of 2012 is going to be full of new releases. Obviously, the core device is the iPhone 5, but these new products are also quite exciting.
In the first half of September, we’re expecting to see the unveiling of a 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina display, and a 21.5-inch iMac. The second half contains the release of the iPhone 5, along with a new-and-improved iPod Touch.
October is split into two parts, again, where the first half is expected to bring a ‘modified new iPad’, and a new iPod Nano. The latter half brings to light a 27-inch version of the iMac, along with, of course, the iPad Mini.
Evidently, according to Kuo, the reason for the crowded fourth quarter is due to production issues that caused delay in the products – many of them were intended for the second and third quarters.
The main issue with the new iPhone has been the assembly of the device.
As for the iPad Mini, a “very thin panel module” has been the production issue for the device.
The other mobile products (the new iPad, iPod Touch and iPod Nano) all have the new panel technology, and will be newly designed, aesthetically.
The iPod Nano had issues with the wireless chip, however, which has caused its delay, although now it is said that the issue has been resolved. This Wi-Fi chip will allow for wireless syncing.
Of course, the release dates given here are U.S-based – I have no idea when they’re going to be released in New Zealand. But if it’s in true Apple fashion, we should be able to expect them to arrive here a month after.