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Prediction: iPhone 5 and iPad Mini to Hit the Shelves this September

Prepare yourself for an Apple September. The most anticipated gadgets of the year- the grand iPhone 5 and the much talked about iPad Mini are coming to woo you this September.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed in a statement, “The shipment of iPhone and iPad Mini will start in August and they will hit the shelves by September.”

Now the real question is what to expect from iPhone 5. The rumor mills are abuzz that iPhone 5 will have a large display (the guesses are it will be of 4.08 inch) and the width of the phone will not change much as compared to its current models. It has also been reported by Reuters that the iPhone 5 will sport a 19-pin mini port instead of a 30-pin connector dock.

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On the other hand, iPad Mini, which will be pitched against Google Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire is said to be as thick as an iPod with a 7.85 inches screen.

Kuo expects that iPad Mini sales should hit 1.8 million units during the time its available (1 to 2 weeks) in Q3 and in  Q4 the numbers for both products will hit the all time high, with iPhone projections at 55 million units and iPad estimates hitting 24 million (including both iPad Mini, New iPad, and iPad 2).

Looking at the belief of tech analysts in the upcoming Apple products, it won’t be wrong to say that once they flood the market in September (if Kuo’s prediction turns true), they are sure going to turn the tables for Apple whose products sales are plummeting sharply right now.

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Here’s Kuo’s official word:

Though shipments of iPad mini’s components will start in August, the new iPad line will end production, ready for transition to a modified New iPad line. As such, component shipments will drop in August as iPad mini’s components shipments growth will be offset. On a side note, the modified New iPad shares the same exterior as the original model, but contains modifications to correct its thermal dissipation problem and lower-cost components.

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