Hold on to your hats, Apple fans, as we may be headed for one of the biggest autumnal hauls of Apple gear of all time. While we’ve known for months that we’re odds-on to see an iPhone 5 come the Fall, and maybe an iPad Mini too, the rumour mill is now suggesting we’re also going to see the launch of a new iPod, a 13″ Retina MacBook Pro and brand new iMac models too! How full is the penny jar looking?
According to Macotakara, the iPod touch is to get a redesign to bring it in line with the iPhone 5. They’re suggesting that the screen size will get a bump up to 4-inches, while processing grunt will step up by using the iPhone 4S’s A5 chip. The site also points out a mysterious small hole on the back of the new iPod that their sources have seen, but have no idea what it could be for.
Moving onto Apple’s computing arm, and again launches look set for September.
A long overdue iMac refresh is on the cards, though again details remain slim on the ground.
Also, a 13″ Retina MacBook Pro has been hinted at by analyst Ming Chi Kuo, which will come as no surprise to many who had expected to see it launch alongside the hi-res 15″ model revealed at WWDC. However, this rumour has a concrete question mark next to it, as components needed for the displays are said to be in short supply.
If all this turns out to be true we’re in for on of the busiest years for Apple launches in a long time.
Via: Tech Radar
By Gerald Lynch | July 24th, 2012