“Apple is up to something. This morning reports emanating from the much-maligned but sometimes accurate Digitimes claim the company is beginning trial production of the next-generation iPhone, called for the sake of it, the iPhone 5S,” Jonny Evans reports for Computerworld.

Digitimes also speculates Apple will introduce a new model iPad in Q2: ‘While the speculated iPhone 5S is expected to enter volume production in the first quarter of 2013, Apple is also likely to release a new version of iPad a quarter later than the iPhone 5S, since the display resolution of its latest version of iPad has come out lower than expected, the paper added,'” Evans reports. “And there’s more: Apple’s long-awaited Apple television device is also on track for introduction in the first half of next year the report claims.”

Evans writes, “Digitimes reckons the iPhone 5S could enter volume production in the first quarter of 2013. However, I recall a seven month gap between initial claims of the iPhone 5 entering production and its eventual appearance, so I’m speculating a June/July introduction on strength of the title’s claims.”

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