Apple Rumored to Launch Three iPhones in 2013
Reports from Chinese media Sunday night indicated Apple will release a total of three iPhone models in 2013. We’ve already heard about the iPhone 5s and the rumored less-expensive model, but according to BrightWire—which translated a store from the China Time that, in turn, picked up the info from Taiwan’s Commercial Times—Cupertino is already ordering supplies for a 4.8-inch “phablet.” The device, which has been called the “iPhone Math,” would allow Apple to compete with other gadgets that ultimately merge the smartphone and tablet markets, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note. Smaller than the iPad Mini, yet almost a full inch larger than the iPhone 5, the Math would feature a screen large enough to make comples games and applications more user-friendly, yet still be small enough to slip into a purse or pocket.
According to the China Times, Apple suppliers such as Largan, Fujikura, Flexium and Zhen Ding have already received orders for new components and production is set to begin in late April.
Now here’s where the water gets rather murky. According to the Times, the Apple Math will feature an 8 MP camera. But the Times describes another iPhone device to launch by the end of 2013 that will feature a 12 MP camera. So that makes the 5s, the “cheaper” iPhone, the “Math” with an 8 MP camera and a 12 MP device? Four products? The math—pardon the pun—doesn’t add up. Although the China Times never directly discusses the less-expensive model, it’s highly unlikely Apple would place its highest MP camera in the low-end iPhone, so where does that leave it? Hmmmm…..
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I want more stuff like this!