“A CDMA iPhone for Verizon Wireless, a new kind of Apple TV, and a seven-inch iPad,” Barry Levine reports for newsfactor.com. “These are some of the rumors about new Apple products that are sprouting around the web like late-summer flowers.”
“According to various web sites, a key driving force for the reports has been information coming from Asian component suppliers,” Levine reports. “Taiwan-based Pegatron Technology, for instance, is reportedly preparing for mass production of a CDMA iPhone in December. It would be intended for both Verizon Wireless and China Telecom, and is projected to launch at January’s Consumer Electronics Show, where Verizon’s CEO is scheduled to give the keynote address.”
“Reportedly, a new Apple TV will be based on an upcoming AMD processor, Fusion, which marries a CPU and a GPU into a single package,” Levine reports. “The new model is expected to be released next year, with production ramping up in December, and will offer cloud-based, high-definition video and audio streaming. According to these reports, the new Apple TV is expected to be based on the iPhone’s success, with a similar user interface, support for social-networking sites and Apple’s App Store, and incorporation of the same or a similar iPhone iOS operating system.”
Levine reports, “Of course, no crop of Apple rumors would be complete these days without speculation about a new kind of iPad. In fact, there are reports of at least two variations on the popular tablet device — a 9.7-inch iPad with an ARM Cortex A9-based processor instead of the current custom A4, and a smaller iPad with a seven-inch screen.”
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