iMore has been very accurate in recent years, releasing Apple product information and launch dates. Now iMore wrote that it got information from sources saying that Apple is indeed working on an iWatch, a Bigger iPhone, a Less Expensive iPhone, iTV and a Retina iPad Mini. Although he doesn’t know anything about the specs and release date yet, it does give an important look into what Apple could be planning for the rest of 2013. » Apple Working On iTV, iWatch, iPhone 5S, Bigger and Less Expensive iPhones, iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2
Instapaper developer Marco Arment has created a few mockups and gives more speculations about Apple’s rumored upcoming iPhone with a nearly 5-inch display without disrupting the existing app ecosystem. Above you see an example of what the “iPhone Plus” will look like. From left to right you see the iPhone 5, Galaxy S III, “iPhone Plus”, Galaxy Note II. » Mockups and Details Of 4.94-Inch “iPhone Plus”
According to a report from the China Times translated by BrightWire, Apple is planning to release a larger phone “iPhone Math”. Macrumors notes “Because the iPhone Math name is highly unusual and does not fit in with Apple’s traditional naming scheme, it is not clear if it is a code name or a potential mistranslation.” According to China Times the “iPhone Math” will include a 4.8-inch screen a 8-mega-pixel camera and will hit markets alongside the 4-inch iPhone 5S before the end of June. A third model will feature a 12-mega-pixel camera and will be launched before Christmas. » Apple to Announce 4.8-Inch “iPhone Math” in June?
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a very good track record in predicting Apple’s product plans, has issued a new research report outlining his expectations for Apple’s 2013 product launches. In his report he shows that most of Apple’s new products will be launched in 3Q this year and will be focused on iPhone and iPad updates, new MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro and some iPod updates. » Apple’s 2013 Product Roadmap Predictions Including iPhones, iPads & MacBooks
Digitimes report that Apple’s rumored entry-level iPhone reportedly may adopt plastic for its chassis instead of reinforced glass or unibody metal as in the company’s standard iPhone models, to save cost, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. » Apple’s Rumored Low-Cost iPhone To Use Plastic Or Hybrid Plastic/Metal Design
The Japanese blog Macotakara reports that a redesigned fifth-generation iPad could arrive in March 2013. “However Chinese news ZOL (CBS Interactive) reported next iPad mini in AppleInsider’s article, according to my inside source, iPad(5th) may be released in March, 2013. Source told that, design of this new iPad will be like iPad mini in detail, and be thinner and lightweight.” However March will be pretty fast since Apple has just released the iPad 4 only two months ago. » 5th Generation iPad To Be Thinner, Lighter and Arrive In March 2013?
Earlier we already wrote that “according to the latest rumors” Apple will host an iPad Mini Media Event on October 23. Later Jim Dalrymple confirmed the date with a simple “yep” and now Reuters “a major news outlet” reports that Apple will indeed hold a Media Event on October 23 to unveil “a smaller iPad”. » Reuters “Confirms” iPad Mini Event On October 23