The deep analysis of WSJ report from This is my next ring true for us, who is now claiming that next generation “iPad HD” device will be launched targeting niche professional users who work in the video or photo industries. The biggest thing Joshua is trumpeting for the iPad HD is its resolution that could be doubled to 2048 x 1536 and that the company will unleash iPad versions of its pro-level apps such as Final Cut Pro or Aperture.
…there is going to be a new entry into the iPad family as well. As hard as it might be to believe, the new tablet is said to sport a double resolution screen (2048 x 1536), and will be dubbed the “iPad HD.” The idea behind the product is apparently that it will be a “pro” device aimed at a higher end market – folks who work in video and photo production possibly…
Following up with Wall Street Journals report, the insiders have further confirmed that Apple is planning a smaller and lighter design for the iPhone 5 and not iPhone 4S and that the company is trying to put the cheaper components inside iPhone 4 enclosures, probably to put down production cost.
Simply put, as the iPhone 5 components are built for a smaller and lighter device, they can be easily fit into a casing which for all intents and purposes looks identical to an iPhone 4… and that’s exactly what Apple has been doing. Our sources tell us that the company has been testing the new components in old iPhone cases, for obvious reasons.
The report further claims that iPhone 4 design has fallen ‘out of favor’ to the Apple executives and that they unanimously decided to move on to an entirely new product. The report doesn’t squares perfectly with the rest of the rumors we’ve been hearing about the upcoming iPhone 5, and we won’t know for sure until Apple unveils the fifth generation phone in September event.
About iPhone 4S upfront, I have slightly different point of view. I think, iPhone 4S do exists and is actually a cost-effective iPhone model targeting developing countries like India. iPhone 4S (probably, ‘S’ stand for small) could be a smaller version of iPhone 4 which uses existing inventory of iPhone 4 to bring down production cost. With no R&D cost involved this could be the cheapest from Apple’s production line. Do you agree with me?