Amid the on going speculations of about nex generation iPhone (a.k.a iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPhone 4S or whatever), now there's a rumor about the next iPad.
Its confirmed that a newly designed thinner and lighter than the iPhone 4 device will be coming this fall. The "big" news is that Apple will be selling two totally distinct iPhones in September. One will be a low-end variety that'll address the cheap Android market, according to the source. The other will be a high-end device and will be an all new design.
Also, rumor now has it that Apple will be releasing a new member to the iPad lineup. Sources say that this is a revision to the iPad 2. One has to wonder if this is what Steve Jobs meant when he said 2011 would be the year of the iPad 2.
As hard as it might be to believe, the new tablet is said to sport a double resolution screen (2048 x 1536), and will be dubbed the "iPad HD." The idea behind the product is apparently that it will be a "pro" device aimed at a higher end market -- folks who work in video and photo production possibly -- and will be introduced alongside something like an iPad version of Final Cut or Aperture. This product is specifically said to not be the iPad 3, rather a complimentary piece of the iPad 2 line. Think MacBook and MacBook Pro.
The iPod touch, like it always has, will get updated in September as well.
There's one question that has yet to be answered, however. Just why was everyone reporting on the supposed "iPhone 4S" recently? We now have an answer. Simply put, as the iPhone 5 components are built for a smaller and lighter device, they can be easily fit into a casing which for all intents and purposes looks identical to an iPhone 4. Sources say that Apple has been testing new components in old cases. The iPhone 4 design has apparently fallen out of favor with the company. Some of those reports we've heard about a larger screen for the old design would make sense too, as a slight tweak of the size (say, to a 3.7-inch display), would be barely noticeable to the eye, but obvious in internal component design. So if you've been wondering why the rumors about the iPhone 4S rose to such a din, now you know.