Bloomberg Confirms September iPhone 5 Launch, Hi-Res iPad 3?

Bloomberg reaffirms the circulating rumors that Apple will launch a new iPhone in September of this year and is working on a high resolution iPad 3.

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They cite two people "familiar with the plans" who indicate that the new iPhone will carry a faster processor and more advanced camera:

The device will include the A5 processor, the more powerful chip that Apple added to the iPad 2 earlier this year, along with an 8-megapixel camera, up from the 5-megapixel model in the iPhone 4, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the details aren’t public.

The new iPhone is said to closely resemble the iPhone 4. As expected, the new iPhone will run iOS 5 which is reportedly codenamed "Telluride".

Bloomberg's sources also report that Apple is testing a version of the iPad that has a "higher resolution screen, similar to the one now used in the iPhone 4". From here, Bloomberg references older rumors that Apple might be working on a cheaper iPhone aimed at attracting customers in developing countries. They seem to believe that work is continuing on this low-end iPhone.

Finally, they report that the resolution of the new iPad would be "about one-third higher" than the iPad 2. Such a small increase would be a surprise as Apple's method for increasing resolution on the iPhone was to double each dimension to offer simple scaling for apps. It's been expected that Apple might adopt the same technique in the iPad 3, though technical hurdles may exist for such high resolution displays.

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Top Rated Comments

arn Avatar
169 months ago
Telluride? Has any other iOS version had a code-name?
1.0 - Little Bear
2.0 - Big Bear
2.1 - Sugar Bowl
3.0 - KirkVail
3.1 - NorthVail
4.0 - ApexVail
4.1 - BakerVail
4.2 - JasperVail
4.3 - DurangoVail
5.0 - TellurideVail

from the ipsw files.
arn
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
min_t Avatar
169 months ago
This is false cause I just bought an ipad2. The iphone story is true, however. I'm waiting for it so I can upgrade my falling apart 3gs.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
arn Avatar
169 months ago
hmm.

Any chance they are doing 3x original iPhone rez?

320x480 = original
640x960 = Retina (2x original)
768x1024 = iPad 1 and 2
960x1440 = 3x original?

arn
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Reach9 Avatar
169 months ago
Oh enough with the conflicting rumors. BGR has said that there will be a radical case design, and Bloomberg says the opposite. I will actually be heavily disappointed if Apple takes over 1 year to make an iPhone with increased specs (which is still amazing, because internals are what matter) but i would prefer a bigger screen and a rounder back.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
paul4339 Avatar
169 months ago
Why Are pople so doubtful of a new design? The current design obviously failed with the antenna issue.

that's funny, after the initial hype, I don't hear about the antenna anymore. Also, sales for the ip4 seem to be pretty good.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Virgo Avatar
169 months ago
But the iPad 3 is for next year.. right? It better be cuz I'm getting the current one soon.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)