Summer 2013 will not be graced by a new Apple tablet and/or smartphone, comments from the tech giant’s CEO have all but confirmed.
It had been thought that the iPhone 5S, aka the low-cost iPhone, could land as early as June. A fresh full-sized iPad was expected to drop in March – the month Apple has designated for refreshed tablets every year until now.
At yesterday’s presser to announce Apple’s quarterly earnings, passing comments from Tim Cook appeared to indicate that there’ll be no major activity from Apple until the autumn.
That means that the massed ranks of the iFaithful are going to be waiting a little while longer for fresh kits from the House of Cupertino.
Cook said: “Our teams are hard at work on some amazing new hardware, software and services we can’t wait to introduce this fall and throughout 2014.
"I don't want to be more specific, I'm just saying we've got some really good stuff coming in the fall and in all of 2014."
The Apple head also seemed to comprehensively kill off rumours that the company will add a phablet to its product range this year to take on the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy Note.
According to Cook, the inferior picture quality and hungry power consumption that current-gen large smartphone screens provide means that they are not under consideration by Apple right now