Rumor Mill Churns Up “iPhone Math” Model

8:36 AM, Jan. 21st, 2013 · · Rumor

The latest iPhone rumor to rear its head claims Apple is prepping to release a new model dubbed "iPhone Math" sometime in 2013. The Math model will allegedly have a bigger screen, falling in the awkward size range between the iPhone 5 and iPad mini, along with an awkward and very un-Apple like name.

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iPhone Math? Even if Apple goes with an awkward and unlikely 4.8-inch screen size, we can only hope there was something lost in translation and that the name is totally wrong.

Apple’s Strong iPhone & iPad Sales to Offset Poor Q4 Mac Results

5:34 AM, Jan. 16th, 2013 · · Rumor

Kuo KGI Apple Q1 Results Predictions

With Apple set to hold its crucial quarterly results call next week, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that iPhone and iPad sales will outperform expectations, but that poor sales in other areas will lead to a conservative quarter for the Cupertino company.

Analyst Offers 2013 Apple Product Roadmap Predictions

4:45 AM, Jan. 16th, 2013 · · Rumor

Apple Kuo KGI 2013 Predictions

The majority of new Apple products in 2013 will launch in the third quarter of the year, according to a new report by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. According to Kuo, rumors of a spring update for the iPhone and iPad are incorrect and Apple will refresh almost its entire product line later in the year.

Cheap iPhone Rumors Just Won’t Die

9:41 AM, Jan. 15th, 2013 · · Rumor

Rumors of a new low cost iPhone model have been gaining traction recently, and now a new report is adding even more fuel to that fire by claiming the cheap iPhone will sport a plastic body, much like the iPhone 3GS. This latest rumor has taken off despite Apple marketing VP Phil Schiller's assertion that the cheap smartphone will "never be the future of Apple."

Analyst: 5th Gen iPad & 2nd Gen iPad mini to Launch in March

11:47 AM, Jan. 11th, 2013 · · Rumor

New iPads Launch March

Apple will launch an updated fifth-generation iPad and second-generation iPad mini this March, establishing a new six-month product cycle for the tablet line, according a report Friday from Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White. Apple's decision was based on a need to keep up with rapid changes in the tablet market.

To Fight iTunes, Amazon May Offer “Auto Rip” of Purchased CDs

7:28 AM, Jan. 10th, 2013 · · Rumor

Amazon CD Auto Rip

Amazon may soon offer an "auto rip" service that will automatically add music from physical disc purchases to a user's Amazon Cloud Drive. The service will give users the advantages of iTunes Match plus the better quality and backup that a physical disc provides, and may put pressure on Apple to increase the value of content on its iTunes Store.

iMac Delays Due to Low Screen Yields at Supplier LG Display

5:59 AM, Jan. 10th, 2013 · · Rumor

LG Display iMac Delay

Following Tuesday's report of production issues that were causing delays for Apple's new iMac, new information late Wednesday suggests that the holdup is caused by screen lamination problems experienced by Apple supplier LG Display. Sources claim that the problems will be solved by February, enabling much higher yields that will ease supply constraints.

Apple Developing Low-Cost iPhone for Emerging Markets in 2013

7:22 AM, Jan. 8th, 2013 · · Rumor

Low Cost iPhone

Rumors claim that Apple is preparing an entirely new "low-cost" iPhone for emerging markets like China, with supply chain sources claiming to have seen prototypes of the product. While Apple would love to ink a deal with China Mobile, the world's largest mobile carrier, it is not likely that the company would create entirely new hardware specifically for that market.

Apple Reportedly Testing TOD Displays for iPhone

5:12 PM, Jan. 3rd, 2013 · · Rumor

The Apple Crystal Ball

Apple is reportedly testing Touch On Display screens for a future generation of iPhone. A report out of China reported that Apple supplier Innolux has shipped samples of TOD displays to Apple for testing and possible certification.

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Our take on rumors like this is that there is almost certainly a kernel of truth involved. In this case, Innolux has undoubtedly sent samples of TOD displays to Apple. That doesn't necessarily mean, however, that Apple is specifically looking for a new display technology for iPhone.