Apple rumor roundup: iPhone 5 this September, hi-res iPad 3, Apple-branded televisions?

Apple rumor roundup: iPhone 5 this September, hi-res iPad 3, Apple-branded televisions?

Summary: The latest round of Apple rumors points to a redesigned iPhone, Apple televisions, and a retina-equipped iPad 3.

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Let's take a look at the latest Apple rumors that have been making the rounds in recent days:

iPhone 5: A redesign?

On Monday, a story from Boy Genius Report claimed that not only would the iPhone 5 make its appearance in August, but it would do so with a radical new design. This was contrary to previous speculation that Apple was aiming to change very little with their next phone. The new design, sources claim, would be in a teardrop-shaped design, a big change from the iPhone 4's format. Thisismynext even went as far as to create a rendering of the design.

...Or maybe not

A story from Bloomberg today, however, contradicts that report. According to its sources, the iPhone 5 will "closely resemble the iPhone 4", which doesn't make it sound like Apple is going to change much with the device. Bloomberg also claims that the iPhone 5 will feature a 8-megapixel camera, which is a sizable upgrade over the iPhone 4's 5-megapixel offering. Further speculation says that the iPhone 5 will also come with a A5 dual-core processor, which has been rumored for a while now. Bloomberg pegs the phone's release for September.

The next iPad will come with a Retina display

Bloomberg's sources also say that the iPad 3 will come with a screen whose resolution is a third higher than that of the iPad 2. Previous rumors suggested that the next iPad's resolution would be five to six times higher than that of the current iPad, which did seem a bit high.

An Apple-branded television

Elsewhere in Apple rumor land is speculation that Apple is working on its own televisions. Reports say that the display would integrate with FaceTime and iTunes, but likely the most compelling features will likely come from the displays' possibilities for games. Imagine piping your iPad games directly to a television, a la the Wii U, for example.

As far as a release date goes, some speculation points to the fourth quarter of this year, though some analysts say thats a bit optimistic.

Topics: Hardware, Apple, iPhone, Mobility, Smartphones

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  • I will buy that Apple TV!!

    It will go very nicely with all my other Apple products.
    woulddie4apple
    • RE: Apple rumor roundup: iPhone 5 this September, hi-res iPad 3, Apple-branded televisions?

      @woulddie4apple Ofcourse you would, you know nothing of its specs, price, or size... just that it has an Apple logo on it. I think I just puked a little in my mouth.
      clcrockett
      • Apple has never released a bad product

        @ccrockett@...
        I trust that anything Apple puts out will be better than anything that any other company could ever put out. Can you name 1 successful iPad competitor? iPhone competitor? iPod competitor? Exactly my point.
        woulddie4apple
      • "Apple has never released a bad product"

        Debatable.

        Do you remember the Apple Lisa? How about the horrible Macintosh Portable? Newton?

        As for the iPod, the iPad, and the iPhone, those aren't the only products Apple makes. But if I had to name a successful competitor to any of them, it would be to the iPhone. According the sources, Android Phones have a higher market share.

        It's successful.
        Michael Alan Goff
      • Apple and Google barely compete

        Google needs to be VERY careful because they have the exact same monopoly that has cost M$ billions of dollars over the years (yay!!). Google has something like 95% of the market for mobile OS licenses just like M$ did for desktop OSs in the '90s. Apple doesn't sell mobile OS licenses so no, the illegal, monopolistic success of the Android OS is not a competitor to Apple. Individual Android phones compete with iPhone and all have been a dismal failure, both in terms of marketshare and, more importantly, in terms of profit and stock price.<br><br>I say Google and Apple "barely" compete because Google does sell a rebranded, failed, DOA HTC Android phone.<br><br>So nope, you still can't name a single successful competitor to any of the Apple products I listed.<br><br>And the Lisa, Mac Portable, and Newton were all incredible, innovative, revolutionary products that were released before their time. Each of these products eventually turned into multi-billion dollar products for Apple.
        woulddie4apple
      • RE: Apple rumor roundup: iPhone 5 this September, hi-res iPad 3, Apple-branded televisions?

        @ccrockett@... How about the original Apple TV!
        clcrockett
      • RE: Apple rumor roundup: iPhone 5 this September, hi-res iPad 3, Apple-branded televisions?

        @ccrockett@... Microsoft, Google, HP, Dell, RIM... they all compete successfully with Apple. Sorry this isn't Lord of the iPhones. One phone does NOT rule them all.
        clcrockett
      • At least we know Apple sold at least ONE AppleTV

        @ccrockett@...
        Not like the things are flying off the shelves or anything.
        Will Pharaoh
      • RE: Apple rumor roundup: iPhone 5 this September, hi-res iPad 3, Apple-branded televisions?

        "Google has something like 95% of the market for mobile OS licenses just like M$ did for desktop OSs in the '90s. Apple doesn't sell mobile OS licenses so no, the illegal, monopolistic success of the Android OS is not a competitor to Apple."

        So Apple doesn't compete with Android OS? Glad to know that they've given up on the mobile sector. As for "illegal monopolistic practices", tell me what they did that's illegal. Or are you actually trying to argue that Monopolies are illegal?

        As for all of the products I listed as bad products... they were. Just because Apple learned from their mistakes and made something that works doesn't make them any less of bad products.
        Michael Alan Goff
      • The Lisa and Newton were great products

        @goff256
        and while not profitable/successful I would argue they were were very well made, preformed as expected and were ahead of their time. I'll give you the portable.

        Now take anyone Android OEM and put them sales wise against the iPhone? Better still take any and all Android OEM's and put them profit wise against Apple's profits per each and every single phone sale. Not to mention the other monies that every iPhone sales generates hands down Apple wins.

        Pagan jim
        James Quinn
      • No, Apple does not compete with Android OS

        People much smarter than you have decided that companies that put out a complete product do not compete with companies that sell licenses to an OS. Apple does not sell licenses to iOS so other handset makers can make iOS devices. Google has only 1 real competitor to Android OS: Microblowz. Apple does not compete in that space. I sure hope that the DoJ and the EC sue Google out of existence for their monopoly in the mobile OS licenses sold to 3rd party handset makers market!

        Apple competes with HTC and Motorola and HP and Nokia and is KICKING THEIR BUTTS!!!! No single phone even sells a FRACTION of the iPhone and no manufacturer makes even a FRACTION of what Apple makes and no tech company has anything CLOSE to Apple's marketcap.

        And you still haven't listed any bad products that Apple has released, only fantastic, revolutionary products that were released at a bad time.
        woulddie4apple
      • RE: Apple rumor roundup: iPhone 5 this September, hi-res iPad 3, Apple-branded televisions?

        I didn't say they stomped the iPhone, merely that they compete. The iPhone does have competition, it isn't the end-all-be-all that the OP would have suggested.

        Also, it's good to know that you got some use from the Lisa and Newton.
        Michael Alan Goff
      • RE: Apple rumor roundup: iPhone 5 this September, hi-res iPad 3, Apple-branded televisions?

        I feel like this conversation could be best summarized as:

        Goff: *logic*
        woulddie4apple: NUH UH, APPLE R GREAT
        Goff: *more logic*
        woulddie4apple: *MORE FANBOY CRAP*

        and repeat
        Michael Alan Goff
      • Apple has never released a bad product

        @golf...
        hey you don't seems to realize that woulddie4apple is a troll in a mission... kind of Mike Cox without the humour...
        theo_durcan
      • &quot;kind of like Mike Cox without the humor&quot;

        Mike Cox - humor = pain in the rear.
        Michael Alan Goff
    • RE: Apple rumor roundup: iPhone 5 this September, hi-res iPad 3, Apple-branded televisions?

      @woulddie4apple
      I am a huge Apple fan, even buying a Mac Mini to run Windows Media Center in my living room, and yet I find you to be very tiring.

      This is the kind of blind fanboy-ism that gives smart people who choose their products based on merit, with many times that being Apple, a very very bad name.
      lelandhendrix@...
  • RE: Apple rumor roundup: iPhone 5 this September, hi-res iPad 3, Apple-branded televisions?

    An Apple branded TV would be bad... I mean, what are the chances that it would have HDMI for you other devices...LOL
    mjlaverty@...
    • No need for proprietary cables like HDMI

      @mjlaverty@...
      The 1990s are calling, they want their cables back.

      It will be AirPlay compatible so you'll just stream everything onto it. Beautiful! Elegant!
      woulddie4apple
      • If it sells like the original 2 versions of the AppleTV

        @woulddie4apple

        They'll be in for yet another loss.

        I wonder why they keep trying, I'd be pretty embarrassed having to tell investors the third try still wasn't a charm :)
        Will Pharaoh
      • RE: Apple rumor roundup: iPhone 5 this September, hi-res iPad 3, Apple-branded televisions?

        You want to rely on WiFi for everything?

        Bad idea.
        Michael Alan Goff