Rumour: Apple to launch the iPad HD?

08 Jul 2011

The Wall Street Journal now seems to be confirming what our sources told us back in April about the iPhone 5 (or whatever Apple decides to call it). According to the report (which closely mirrors some of the chatter we’d been hearing previously), the new device will be thinner and lighter than the iPhone 4, and is expected to launch sometime in the fall. The report says that orders are being placed with suppliers in China, meaning that production lines will likely start rolling soon. The report also calls out the fact that the new phones will be utilizing Qualcomm chips in place of Infineon parts — something we reported at Engadget in January of this year. Interestingly, the article makes mention of anothernew iPhone set to be introduced next year with ”new ways of charging the phone” (inductive, perhaps), and a less-expensive variation of the iPhone — a rumor we’ve also heard — which would have an edge-to-edge screen. That latter bit doesn’t make a lot of sense, but it’s possible both new devices would utilize a similar screen layout. Of course, there’s a lot more to this story than just what the WSJ is reporting, so read on after the break for the full details.

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