iOS Rumor Mill – iPhone 5 to launch in September; Apple already working on iPad 3 with improved display

Wed, Jun 22, 2011


By Luis Estrada:

Contrary to a BGR report yesterday hinting that an iPhone 5 launch could come as soon as late August, Bloomberg enters the fray with a new report claiming that the Cupertino based company will launch their next-gen iPhone in September. This certainly jives more smoothly with a number of other reports we’ve been seeing lately.

Citing two people purportedly familiar with Apple’s plans, Bloomberg’s report doesn’t add much new information to the rumor mill while reiterating what we’ve already heard – expect to see an A5 processor and an 8 megapixel camera. The aforementioned rumor from BGR also suggested a new form factor is in the works, but that seems quite speculative at this point. Though to be honest, Apple’s cold war style secrecy essentially means that this is all speculative, but I digress.

Also of note is a blurb that Apple is already testing a new iPad model with a higher resolution screen, “similar to the one now used in the iPhone 4.”

The new phone will run the iOS 5 operating system Apple previewed at a developer’s conference this month. Codenamed “Telluride,” it will feature already-announced features such as improved messaging and photo-sharing, one person said. It’s also designed to run on all of Apple’s mobile devices, this person said. Until late last year, iPads, iPhones and iPod touches used slightly different versions of iOS.

Telluride, eh? Well I suppose there is something new in this report after all.

As for a big unveiling, it’s believed Apple will hold a special media event in September where Steve Jobs will showcase Apple’s next-gen iPhone along with some new features (i.e deep voice recognition) that weren’t demoed during this year’s WWDC event.



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