Like no other technology company in the world, Apple generates more rumours and speculation about its product. These rumours are like weeds. You pick one, and in its place 17 new rumours pop up.
Today seems to be a particularly busy day for the Apple rumour mill surrounding two of Apple’s most iconic products, the iPhone and the iPad. So we thought that instead of making you traipse around the Internet to keep yourself informed, we've decided to bring all the rumours together in one place for you to peruse. Feel free to believe/dismiss/laugh at or debate any or all of these in the comments below.
First up is the iPhone 5, which if reports today are to be believed will launch on 10 June. Such specific dates in relation to Apple launches are unusual considering how close to its chest Apple keeps its event dates not to mention its products.
According to a source who spoke to the Commercial Times, Apple will unveil the iPhone 5 at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) which will be held in June. Traditionally the latest iteration of an iPhone has been launched at WWDC except for the iPhone 4S which was launched in October.
While putting a specific date on the launch is dangerous, we have to say that this rumour is quite likely and fits with other reports from a source within Foxconn we heard last week.
The images purport to show that the iPad 3 will feature a quad-core A6 processor, with the model number S5L8945X. This fits in with previous generations of Apple processors, with the A4 known as S5L8930X and the A5 known as S5L8940X.
The screen shots also seem to confirm that the iPad 3, which is set to launch next month, will come with 4G LTE support. While this won’t do much for us in the UK, we’re very happy fro our cousins in the US, Japan and elsewhere who have a working 4G network.
And speaking of launch dates, another report, this time in Japanese blog Macotakara, suggests the iPad 3 will launch in March quoting an inside source. While this is hardly major news, the blog also talks about another event taking place this month, which it calls “strange or unusual” but nothing to do with the iPad 3.
We’ve no idea what this event is or when it might be taking place, and we have an inkling that the "inside source" quoted on the blog may known as much as us.
Whatever happens it seems quite probable that Apple will unveil the iPad 3 next month while waiting until June to refresh its iPhone line-up.