A report from China suggests that Apple are breaking their own conventions and preparing two new iPhone’s for a summer release in 2013, a rare move for a brand that only usually sees one new version each year.
While Apple have yet to announce any confirmed product releases for 2013, the China Times reports that the Cupertino (USA)-based company, who recently came out in defense of their high pricing structure, are looking to launch an ‘iPhone 5S’ in June as might be expected (but possibly disappointing to people expecting an ‘iPhone 6′), with the addition of a larger-screen version said to be called the ‘iPhone Math’.
This product is rumored to feature a 4.8-inch display and an 8-megapixel camera, and while further rumors are suggesting that Apple could also launch a third iPhone of the year (boasting a 12-megapixel camera), although those claims are a lot more speculative.
Meanwhile, it is believed that the company’s other flagship portable device, the iPad, is set for more than one update this year, with Topeka Capital Markets claiming that Apple are looking to roll out two tablets per year as of 2013, though it is unclear if this includes the ‘iPad mini’ brand, a second generation of which is strongly hinted to be released with a new ‘Retina display’ later this year.
The China Times report also claims that Apple’s annual own-brand MacWorld conference is scheduled to be held late next week (31 January – 2 February), where the first new Apple products of the year are likely to be announced. Will the rumors from Asia be proven correct?