Mole maintains iPad 3, iPhone 5 out this year
Busy September for Apple?
Evidence continues to dribble in that Apple is planning to launch not only the iPhone 5 but also a new iPad this year.
The iPad was last upgraded as recently as March, but we're hearing from a well-placed source within the UK's biggest satellite broadcaster that a further - presumably pre-Christmas - iPad update is on the cards.
Likewise the next iPhone, which, had Apple followed tradition would have been announced earlier this month at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) but wasn't.
All the indicators are pointing to a September announcement, which will also feature what the mole identified as the "iPad 3".
Beyond a faster, more core-crammed CPU and a lighter chassis, the next iPad's key hoped-for feature is a high-density screen of the type Apple calls a "retina display", presumably with a 2048 x 1536 resolution.
Imagery from the pre-release version of iOS 5 suggest this could be so, but the evidence is circumstantial.
And since our mole hasn't actually had the new gadgets in hand himself, we have to take his claim with caution. Just as long as the iPad 3 doesn't sport the allegedly "dead cert" 3D display... ®
Oh no! Stick to 4:3 please!
There are people who do other things than watching movies.
16:9 is a screen resolution designed for landscape orientation. It looks pretty daft in portrait orientation.
have terribly eyesight.
This is not planned obsolescence
Planned obsolescence is making sure the thing does not work after a short period.
...Unless you are one of those people who think their gadget only works properly if it is the most shiny around.
Oh no. Not that; I think the peeps at Apple are too clever to implement such a daft idea. Perhaps the device isn't perfect, but the aspect-ratio is!