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Apple iPhone 5S Rumour Suggests August Release

06/03/2013 10:48 GMT | Updated 06/05/2013 10:12 BST

Online rumours have suggested Apple may be readying its new line-up of mobile devices.

According to the unconfirmed report by iMore - which cites merely anonymous sources - the next iPad could be unveiled as soon as April.

The report said the April release could be a new iPad Mini with a better battery life, though not a retina screen.

Meanwhile Rene Ritchie, editor of iMore, said that the the iPhone '5S', an incremental upgrade to the iPhone 5, would be released in August.

Ritchie said his sources expected to see a faster processor and better camera in the phone, but no other major changes.

While the rumours have been picked up by the Telegraph and several other major news sites, it's worth remembering that they are not even specific about which products are involved, let alone details of what those products might feature.

On the iPad rumours, for instance, Ritchie said even iMore is "really not sure what to make of that".

Still, the rumours appear to chime with a report by an analyst at KGI securities, who said that a new iPhone 5 upgrade and a lower-cost iPhone would be released in July following a June unveiling.