Though questionable, rumors of a 7-inch iPad from Apple continue to crop up, with a new report alleging the device is now a “finished product.”
Citing rumors from production plants in Shenzhen, China, Shanzai.com reported Friday that Apple is in fact working on a 7-inch tablet, though its alleged design is said to be more like an iPhone 4. “Yes there will be a (7-inch) tablet, yes it’s well underway in terms of product development and in fact itâs a finished product,” the report said.
“Yes 5 plus different designs have been floating around to help Apple protect itself from people discovering its next product look and feel but… the final design will in fact bear more resemblance to the iPhone 4 stylings than the original iPad design.”
Apple is destined to revamp its super-slim, but soft-selling MacBook Air as early as this fall, wrapping the new model around an LED-backlit display that’s nearly two inches smaller than the model available today, according to sources in Taiwan.
Since introducing the 13.3-inch MacBook Air as the “world’s thinnest notebook” nearly three years, Apple has watched sales of the ultra-portable trickle off to levels believed to be immaterial to its bottom line. As such, the product line has received little attention from the company, undergoing just two minor revisions in a 29-month span — the latter of which took place well over a year ago.
A new report claims that Pegatron is set to begin “volume production” of a CDMA-version iPhone 4 in November.
Electronista was first to report Friday that industry sources had notified Digitimes of a November start for production of a CDMA iPhone 4. Sources said shipments of the smartphone from Taiwanese hardware manufacturer Pegatron will likely reach “3-4 million units in the first three months, and 10 million by mid-2011.”
Friday’s report is mostly in line with earlier rumors. In June, Digitimes reported that Pegatron had received orders from Apple for the CDMA iPhone 4.
Man, if even half this is true, the next 6 months could be amazing, since we are already expecting a revision of the original iPad, with a camera for FaceTime.