By Sarah Petit:
The iPhone 4S didn’t usher in a new iPhone form factor but the next-gen iPhone is poised to change all that according to a recent report from Digitimes. What’s more, the report notes that Apple has plans to completely overhaul its entire product lineup in 2012, meaning we can expect to see revamped iPads, iMacs, MacBook Airs, iPads, and iPhones over the next 12 or so months.
Inventory of key parts and components for the next-generation iPads will be sufficient enough for the production of two million units by year-end 2011, the sources pointed out.
Apple has asked makers in the supply chain to develop flat panel modules and LED light bars for two iPad prototypes, codenamed J1 and J2, the sources revealed.
Lastly, the report claims that new iterations of both the iPhone and iMac will drop sometime in the second half of 2012.
The last iMac overhaul was in 2009 when Apple introduced iMacs with slightly larger displays and a thinner form factor. Since then, it’s made a number of incremental processor upgrades to the iMac line. Form factor wise, it’s hard to imagine how Apple might switch things up given that the iMac, at this point, is essentially just a floating screen.