Digitimes iPhone and iPad rumour craziness: three new iDevices this year

Digitimes iPhone and iPad rumour craziness: three new iDevices this yearDigitimes remains one of my favourite sources for iPhone and iPad-related rumours, if only because – more often than not – they’re quite clearly utter nonsense.

This week, Digitimes is reporting on not one, nor two, but three spanking new iDevices we should supposedly expect before the end of the year. Genuinely fantastic stuff.

First up, we’re hearing that Pegatron, an OEM for the iPhone 4S and new iPad, has received orders for the next-generation iPhone, due for launch – supposedly – in September.

That’s not overly mental, considering the iPhone 4S launched in October last year. However, most peeps are still looking to October this year for the iPhone 5. It’s anyone’s guess, to be fair.

Digitimes also reiterates that a 7in iPad will be produced by Foxconn Electronics, with a release date of August.

Again, not entirely insane, considering the success of the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire and a rumoured budget 7in Nexus tablet.

The best part, however, concerns a new 10in iPad – “to be launched in the fourth quarter”. There’s no mention of specs or why Apple would be so keen to break its traditional yearly release cycle. But that goes without saying.

Pass the salt, Jan.

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9 comments

Pondlife  May. 10, 2012 at 16:28

Possible that they want to make sure windows tablets are dead in the water, more likely it's nonsense though, but guess they could change from annual updates if that was a Jobs thing. Even the 7" ipad doesn't fit with their old style.
Wouldn't there likely be ipod updates so more than 3 devices anyway? Maybe there's a colour that hasn't been blessed with a shuffle yet?

JanSt / MOD  May. 10, 2012 at 18:35

Salt passed.... it's probably all true. or mostly or not
Some French designer reckons iPhone 5 will be launched in June for, if I remember correctly, no particular reason.

Pondlife  May. 10, 2012 at 18:48

Weren't they prior to last year released around that time?
Checked and yeah until last year they were, but then as this one is still selling heaps I'd guess there is no rush

Stelph  May. 11, 2012 at 07:05

3 new iOS devices? So that's the newer iPad, the iPhone 5 and the new iPod touch then?

JanSt / MOD  May. 11, 2012 at 08:51

3 new iOS devices? So that's the newer iPad, the iPhone 5 and the new iPod touch then?or that hahaha Though, aren't they ditching the iPod Touch?

Pondlife  May. 11, 2012 at 11:22

I read that rumour, but didn't give it much thought as still seems like a good way of luring people into ios and app store.

Stelph  May. 11, 2012 at 15:26

Although if a 7" tablet comes out at the $200 range then that may take the iPod Touch's place. TBF the last update of the touch was pretty pointless, both it and the iPod Nano last time round seem to have been glossed over and forgotten about which is a shame.

Pondlife  May. 11, 2012 at 16:33

I need a 128gb Touch! :(

lcurdie / MOD  May. 11, 2012 at 23:40

I need a 128gb Touch!

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