Apple said to be planning complete product line redesign next year

Apple said to be planning complete product line redesign next year
Apple is rumored to be planning an overhaul of their entire product line next year.

Citing an unnamed source in Apple's supply chain, Digitimes reported the company has already ordered parts for 2 new iPad prototypes, and will have enough components ready to build 2 million units by year's end.



This seems to match another recent rumor that Apple would be releasing a smaller tablet to compete with Amazon's Kindle Fire.

The source indicated the new iPhone would ship some time in the second half of next year. That is to be expected considering the current model has been available for less than a month and has yet to launch in most countries.

It makes sense that Apple would redesign both products right now, given the increasing competition in the tablet industry and the fact the iPhone 4S is essentially just an upgraded iPhone 4.

There are also rumors that Steve Jobs put significant effort into an iPhone redesign as one of his last projects before his death in October.

Written by: Rich Fiscus @ 3 Nov 2011 2:52
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  • 4 comments
  • KillerBug

    So, a company specializing in mobile technology; the fastest changing sector of the technology field that moves at light speed; will be releasing all new products for each of their product lines next year? Wow...it took a real brain to figure that one out!


    3.11.2011 05:21 #1

  • ZeusAV

    Hmm. 3G-3GS then new design for the 4. 4-4S and ?

    People actually get paid to write up these rumors?

    3.11.2011 08:02 #2

  • snardos

    I think they will offer more version of the current iPhone first. They could release the iPhone 4G next year which would be the same as the 4S but with a 4G radio. Then they could offer the 4GS which would be an upgraded version of the 4G. Then release the iPhone 5 which is probably already designed.

    You know people would still buy every version of it without thinking twice.

    3.11.2011 08:48 #3

  • KillerBug

    Originally posted by snardos: I think they will offer more version of the current iPhone first. They could release the iPhone 4G next year which would be the same as the 4S but with a 4G radio. Then they could offer the 4GS which would be an upgraded version of the 4G. Then release the iPhone 5 which is probably already designed.

    You know people would still buy every version of it without thinking twice.
    You forgot about the white versions of each.


    4.11.2011 04:36 #4

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