Along with taking the title of biggest Apple product released likely in all of 2012, the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 also share a huge level of responsibility when it comes to the matter of Apple taking bold steps toward future technology inclusion and adaptation. However, what Apple must decide with a due degree of care and attention is which device will see its release date come about first, as there is simply no way the two devices can arrive at the same time for both practical and business purposes to say the very least.
One of the most likely inclusions both devices will benefit from in 2012 is that of LTE connectivity. It is far from a secret that Apple has little to no intention of joining the LTE world until sufficient coverage has been established to justify the move, which is something set to take place rather rapidly next year.
Again, both devices are set to boast the new A6 processor when and where it finally materializes, taking a huge step up from the A5 processor used in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S today. Screen size and quality is also pegged as likely to be boosted in both the iPad 3 and the iPhone 5, which leaves us back at square one with regard to which we are likely to see first.
However, by looking at the facts and indeed educated guesses it becomes rather simple to map out a few potential plans ahead of time, which appear to hold a great deal of water. There is much talk of late regarding an iPad 2S or perhaps an iPad Mini arriving in the usual March refresh timeframe, pushing the iPad 3 release date back to September – which is entirely possible. This of course leaves a suspicious gap around the usual June iPhone update period, which may just be the smoking gun so many have been searching for.
Apple’s quad core A6 is ready next year, it’ll mean significant speed boosts for the iPhone 5 and iPad 3, allowing for more sophisticated apps and ushering in a more powerful era of mobile computing…