Ah! A relaxing weekend following an amazing
week that saw Apple and RIM exchange roles.
BlackBerry is now seen as having the cool,
innovative handset while Apple appears to have
every bit of innovation sucked out of its body.
Remember the scenes in Austin Powers where
Austin loses his mojo? That’s Apple, now. RIM’s
long-suffering shareholders have seen the stock
nearly triple off its fall low while Apple dropped
12% last week alone, and is down 36% from its
peak, ironically set on the day the Apple iPhone 5
launched.
Speaking of launches, a person who correctly
called Apple’s switch to a smaller docking
connector, and apparently made some prescient
calls on the third-generation iPad, has some
information to pass along. Before we get to it, we
should balance things by saying that this guy was
wrong about NFC support on the iPad, but overall
his record is pretty good. Anyhoo, the latest water
cooler buzz has the Apple iPhone 5S being
released in July. Not yet in production, the 7th
generation iPhone will feature a 13MP Sony made
camera on back. You might recall earlier rumors
of Apple purchasing camera sensors from the
Japanese tech giant.
Additionally, a new version of the Apple iPad mini,
codenamed “J85,” is scheduled for an October
release with a Retina display. Outside of the
improved screen resolution, which was a major
complaint on the first version of the 7.9 inch
tablet, the slate will feel just like the first model.
Codenamed “J72,” the fifth-generation of the
Apple iPad is also penciled in for an October
launch.
You might note that this rumor is like a high-
school student’s dream. No Math. That’s right,
there is no word on the alleged 4.8 inch version of
Apple’s iconic smartphone supposedly called the
Apple iPhone Math.

TechWrapZA

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