Rumor: Completely redesigned iPad 5, iPhone 5S and the cheap iPhone

iLounge‘s Jeremy Horwitz has details on a proposed redesign for the iPad 5, which he believes is set for release in or around October of this year, a change from the previously rumored March release date. Horwitz report is based off a “supposedly accurate physical model of the completely redesigned iPad 5“.

The new model is said to be incredibly thin requiring Apple move into a different direct for their screen technology using IGZO. There are many changes a foot, including a move to the battery friendly A6X processor. The exterior is said to look as if someone took and iPad mini and stretched it to 9.7-inches. There is little to now bezel on the left and right sides of the iPad 5 model he encountered.

The new iPhone will retain the current design, so it’s likely we are looking at an iPhone 5S. All that’s mentioned here is an upgraded, larger flash. If it’s largely the same design, I’d speculate that we’ll see improvements internally. Upgraded processor and general improvements throughout.

Completing the trifecta of rumors, they claim that Apple is working on a low-cost, plastic iPhone. The newest iPhone would be less expensive in order to be more competitive in the Chinese market, something we’ve heard before. China Mobile has over 700 million subscribers.

Regarding ideas of a larger iPhone+ (see iPhone Math rumors), that’s not happening in 2013, with a 4.7-inch iPhone still in the prototype stages.

Their sources have proven reliable in the past and everything here seems perfectly plausible.

Source: iLounge


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