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It seems more rumors surrounding the Apple iPhone 5 are surfacing yet again. New reports suggest that the next generation iPhone will be much thinner compared to the iPhone 4 and its successor the iPhone 4S. Will it be as slim as the Motorola Razr? Unfortunately, no specifics were disclosed, but we’re hoping that it’ll be thinner or as thing compared to what the competition has to offer.
Furthermore, the iPhone 5 is said to pack a quad-core processor under the hood. Lastly, one unit is said to support both 3G and 4G networks, instead of two versions.
The report comes to us from Kathy Huberty, an analyst from Morgan Stanley, via BGR. According to BGR, “Huberty says Apple’s next-generation ‘iPhone 5′ will feature a new slimmer case. The iPhone 5 will also feature a new quad-mode chip from Qualcomm that could allow it to operate on all 3G and 4G LTE networks.”
Since this is a prediction, take this information with a pinch of salt. However, it does sound promising. An iPhone packing a quad-core processor, a slim profile, and support for both 3G and 4G networks will definitely make it more attractive to Apple enthusiasts. It might even cause other users to jump ship and convert to Apple.
Do you think these predictions are accurate? Give us your thoughts.
In the past, Wall Street Journal reported that Apple contracted Japan-based Sharp to manufacture 10.1 inch retina displays for the much awaited iPad 3. WSJ also claimed that Sharp was supplying retina displays for the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S. Now, According to Mocotakara via 9to5Mac, Apple has fired Sharp and is asking Samsung and LG to fill in Sharp’s shoes. Sharp is said to have failed to meet Apple’s high supply expectations.
Apple is rumored to launch the iPad 3 with a retina display in the first quarter of 2012, specifically towards the end of April. This is in line with the usual release date of previous versions of the iPad such as the iPad 2.
According to 9to5Mac, “Apple is planning on placing orders for 65 million LCD panels for iPad 3 during 2012. It also claimed Samsung and LG would be supplying 5 million displays in the first quarter to meet demand for the device’s launch.”
9to5Mac adds, “This morning’s report from Macotakara claimed Foxconn Electronics and Pegatron Technology already began placing orders for iPad 3 components to meet an early-March launch.”
If the rumor is true, then this would mean that we would finally get to see the iPad 3 sporting a retina display. We’re hoping Samsung and LG can deliver.
It seems we’re starting to hear more rumors about Apple’s next generation iPads. This new rumors comes courtesy of DigiTimes. According to their sources, the Cupertino firm will launch the iPad 3 in March and the iPad 4 in October.
After the launch of the iPad 3 in March, Apple is said to significantly drop down the price tag of the iPad 2. The objective is to further distract buyers from getting their hands on Android tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Motorola Xoom 2. According to the source, Apple will drop down the iPad 2’s price to $399, which converts to around £250.
The source says that the iPad 3 “may not be so amazing as expected”. It is said to sport a QXGA display with 2048 x 1536 pixels of resolution.
Windows 8 tablets are expected to arrive sometime in October. Expectations are high with these tablets running Windows 8. They are said to threaten the iPad’s dominance in the tablet market. To combat the Windows 8 threat, Apple is said to launch the high-end iPad 4 at the same time Windows 8 tablets will be launched.
Under the hood, both the iPad 3 and the iPad 4 are said to pack the A6 quad-core chip. The iPad 3 is said to sport a 5 megapixel camera, while an 8 megapixel camera will be found on the iPad 4.
Do you think Apple will launch the iPad 3 in March and the iPad 4 in October to compete against Windows 8 tablets? Give us your thoughts.