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Don’t buy these Apple products yet

Apple is one of the most popular technology manufacturers in the world. The innovative computer company broke the gadget industry wide open when it evolved from simply making computers to revolutionizing the music industry with the iPod.

It has since done the same with smart phones. Even Americans with a casual interest in technology know the brand is famous for simplicity in form and function. And most of us also know they seem to release new products while the ink is still drying on the last ones. With this in mind, we urge consumers to be a little hesitant this year when thinking about a brand new Apple product. Something newer and better might be just around the corner.

A fifth generation 9.7-inch iPad that is thinner and lighter that the current model could be unveiled this March. Word is the new iPad will take design cues from the iPad Mini, with tapered corners and black and slate or white and silver color options. This is historically correct for Apple, as a March release would mark the same month that saw the launch of the first three iPads – from 2010 to 2012 – with the fourth-gen model the sole exception when it was quietly unveiled alongside iPad Mini last October.

If this rumor turns out to be true – and the sources are excellent – you might want to wait for the reveal before buying an iPad.

iPad Mini
The iPad Mini is ready for a second generation unveiling this year, just like its big brother.

After the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White said he expects Apple to have new versions of the iPad and the iPad Mini two months from now.

“Our checks at (the Consumer Electronics Show) indicate Apple will release the iPad 5 and the second-generation iPad Mini this March,” Business Insider quoted White as saying.

Sources say the new 7.9-inch tablet will have a Retina display (2,048 x 1,536 pixels) just like the third- and fourth-generation iPad. This could silence critics who believed the iPad Mini’s screen was lackluster. Along with the new screen, the iPad Mini is expected to ship with a stronger processor.

iPhone 5
Recent news that Apple scaled back iPhone 5 component orders because of reduced demand may not be the warning sign it has been made out to be.

Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu wrote in a research note to investors that these cuts have nothing to do with weak demand but rather “much improved yields meaning lower component builds and supplier shifts.”

Still, you may want to hold off buying one right now. Apple is almost certain to unveil their next smartphone this year, the iPhone 5S. It might just be more of an upgrade than a new smartphone, but if history tells us anything it’s that Apple acolytes will flip for the new phone. Insiders speculate the new phone could be available as soon as this summer. In the meantime, Apple is allegedly working on a low cost version of its flagship phone – just as they did with the iPad Mini as a cheaper alternative to the iPad.

A television
Yup, we’re telling you to think first before buying a new television this year because the long-rumored Apple television could launch in time for Christmas.

Apple TV already exists as a set top box ala Roku, but this would be an actual television made by Apple.

Dubbed “iTV” by analysts and rumormongers, the new TV will likely come in sizes between 42-inches and 55-inches and will be loaded with Apple software. While screen size and picture quality will likely be on par with the better models already available from the likes of Samsung and Sony, where Apple could truly change the TV game is in the interface. If Apple applies its “it just works” functionality to the TV industry, expect the folks who adore the simplicity of their Apple tablets, phones and laptops to flock to the new sets.

Add Apple’s requisite refined design principals and you can see why devoted Apple fans will want to wait to buy a TV this year.

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