Looks like the weekend was just too dull for many “sources” as yet more rumors are being spilled this Monday morning. One of iLounge’s informants this time has “confirmed” what an iMore source spilled a little while ago. Like iMore’s report, the release date for the new iPhone is slated for mid-September. Along with it will come two new Apple cases: Bumper and something else entirely (kickstand idea being floated around.) Along with the new iPhone – allegedly – we’ll see a new iPod touch with the same larger, 4-inch display and a new iPod nano as well as the 7.85″ iPad we’ve all been hearing about since the beginning of the year.
All of the above I can understand – to a point. I’m still not 100% on the mini iPad idea, but, if Apple approaches this in the same way it went about monopolizing the MPS player market, then it makes complete sense to try and blow the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire out of the water. It’s winning the 10″ race by a long way, and could do the same with the smaller, cheaper tablet.
And then this: “and our source suggests that Apple might be ready to refresh the iPad at the same time.” Thankfully, the editor then goes on to point out that it is unlikely. And I agree. Even if Apple does change the dock connector to a smaller, 19-pin version, there’s no way they’d release another new iPad so soon after “the new” one was released. Imagine how confusing that would be for consumers, and how annoyed we (who had just purchased one) would be. Like I said last year, this will never happen, but the first bunch of rumors are looking pretty realistic.