Details Of Next Generation iPods, Mini iPad, iPhone 5 And Cheaper All-Silicone iPhone 4 Bumper Leaked?


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iLounge has just reported that they have received information about Apple’s plans for the next generation iPod, iPad and iPhone from a 'highly reliable source'.

According to their source, Apple is planning to release as many as three new iPod models very soon, a seven-inch iPad later this year or early next year, the fifth generation iPhone as soon as January and also received some interesting details about bumper case for iPhone 4.

iLounge has provided the following details of the next generation Apple devices:

iPod:

Apple apparently has 3 iPod models ready and could introduce them as early as this month or latest by September.

According to iLounge, the new models include the iPod Touch and iPod nano, while the third model could be a new touch screen iPod shuffle.

This is quite likely as Apple usually refreshes its iPod product line in September every year.

iPad:

Apple is planning to introduce a smaller 7-inch iPad model either later this year or early next year. This is not the first time we’re hearing rumors of a mini-iPad. Back in April we had reported that Apple might launch a mini iPad between 5 and 7 inches as early as the first quarter of 2011.

iPhone:

According to iLounge, Apple might launch iPhone 5 as early as January next year because of the iPhone 4 antenna issue.

We are quite skeptical about this one. But we have also heard rumors that that Verizon Wireless will start selling Apple's iPhone from early next year so can’t rule it out completely.

iPhone 4 Bumper:

iLounge reports that according to their source, Apple is working on a less expensive all-silicone version of the Bumper case for iPhone 4 to give away after September as part of the iPhone 4 case program.

Apple apparently was planning to bundle the bumper case with iPhone 4 but then decided against it, indicating that it was aware of the iPhone 4 antenna issue.

Their source has also told them that the original iPhone 4 case had more hard plastic than the final version.

We can’t wait to see Apple’s next generation iOS devices. How about you?

[via iLounge]

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