Taiwanese publication – DigiTimes claims that Apple plans to completely overhaul its product line in 2012, which includes iPhone, iPad, iMac and Macbook Air.
Ever since Apple unveiled iPhone 4S, which looks exactly like iPhone 4, it has been widely speculated that the sixth generation iPhone will be completely redesigned.
Apple plans to completely overhaul its product lineups, including iPad, iMac, iPhone and MacBook Air, in 2012 and is expected to finalize order volumes for key parts and components for the next-generation iPad in December, according to sources in the upstream supply chain.
DigiTimes also claims that the next generation iPad – dubbed as iPad 2S will only get a minor update and will release a redesigned iPad 3 in the third quarter of 2012.
Apple’s new generation iPad will enter mass production soon with the launch set for March 2012, according to sources from the upstream supply chain; however, the sources revealed that internally Apple does not view the new iPad product as iPad 3, but rather an upgraded iPad 2 and the real iPad 3 will not be launched until the third quarter of 2012 at the earliest.
The report also claims that iPad 2S or iPad 3 will be thinner than iPad 2, and will offer longer battery life.
DigiTimes has a patchy track record when it comes to predicting Apple’s future products, so please take this with a grain of salt.