iLounge reports some exciting information today, as their “most reliable source” claims major changes are coming to the iPad, iPhone, and MacBook Pro next year.
The report covers changes in three main areas – the iPad, the iPhone and the MacBook Pro. Here’s what their source had to say:
Beginning with the iPad, iLounge’s source claims that the iPad 3 will launch in March, will feature a high-resolution Retina display, and will be a bit thicker than the iPad 2 (about 8% thicker) due to the inclusion of a twin light bar system needed to support the higher-resolution screen. This actually makes a fair deal of sense, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out to be accurate.
The iPhone 5 will reportedly be getting a 4-inch screen, but won’t sport the teardrop design that made the rounds earlier this year. The iPhone 5 will reportedly be 8mm longer than the iPhone 4S, and will feature a metal casing. The report also suggests that the iPhone 5 may contain LTE support, and will be released next summer.
To wrap up the trio of rumors, the iLounge source also claims that the 2012 MacBook Pro will be getting a complete redesign, although they didn’t provide any details. I suspect this is probably accurate – the MacBook Pro hasn’t been updated in a while, and recent rumors of an ultra-thin 15″ MacBook due to launch in March could be referring to just such a redesign.
In the end, these rumors show a widely varying degree of likelihood, and while some of these predictions may come true, it’s unlikely that they all will. As for me, I’ll be taking these in with a healthy dose of skepticism, and await reports with a bit more substance.