“On a slow news day, with U.S. markets closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, there’s always room for one more Apple rumor,” Barbara Kollmeyer reports for MarketWatch.

“The latest came out of Asia on Sunday night. If the string of reports is correct, Apple is going to announce three new smartphones this year,” Kollmeyer reports. “The first two are apparently new iPhone models –a 4-inch iPhone 5S device and a 4.8-inch curiously named iPhone Math.”

Kollmeyer reports, “BrightWire reports, based on these sources, that these two iPhones will be released by June, and feature 8-megapixel cameras. A third model, of which that report said few details are known, will have a 12-megapixel camera and is coming before Christmas… The report also said Apple’s iTV is coming before the end of the year and there are seven to eight new products due this year.”

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BrightWire reports, “Apple will announce three new iPhone models in 2013, and two of them, the 4-inch iPhone 5S and 4.8-inch iPhone Math (both featuring 8-mega-pixel cameras), will hit markets before the end of June, China Times reported citing Taiwan-based Commercial Times. Citing Apple’s suppliers, the report added that the third model, which has not been exposed, will be launched before Christmas. The model will feature a 12-mega-pixel camera.”

MacDailyNews Take: iPhone 6?

BrightWire reports, “The shipments for components, including touchscreens and cameras, will start rising significantly in March, and iPhone manufacturers will begin production in late April. Hence, Apple’s suppliers will see major growth in 2Q 2013. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. will undertake 90% of the manufacturing orders…”

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MacDailyNews Note: Today is Martin Luther King Day in the U.S. and the markets are closed. As usual on such trading holidays, we will have limited posting today.