“I usually hold my nose at Apple rumor stories since 99 percent are simply made up or otherwise false. As Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in mid-June approaches, we’re getting the obligatory rumors of an iOS 6 reveal, as well as the perpetual rumors of both a 7-inch iPad and a completely new design for an ‘iPhone 5,'” Galen Gruman reports for InfoWorld.
“The 7-inch iPad ain’t gonna happen. Although Apple might conceivably refresh the iPhone design this fall and show it at WWDC, it won’t be for the sci-fi tech the rumormongers are speculating over, such as liquid metal and rounded glass,” Gruman reports. “(I am betting on a four-inch screen and an LTE 4G radio.) And new Intel Ivy Bridge-based MacBook Pros, probably including an Air-like thin version, are all but certain to debut at or before WWDC.”
Gruman reports, “But my tea-leaf reading suggests that even if we see iOS 6 and a new iPhone, the real emphasis at WWDC will be on iCloud, which spans iOS and OS X. It’s a consumerization technology that will affect everyone, more deeply than a new iPhone model or MacBook model would.”
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MacDailyNews Take: There is a close to zero chance that Apple will freeze their own market by showing the next-gen iPhone in June and not launching it until fall.