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Early Details On 2012’s Redesigned iPad, iPhone + MacBook Pro

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge
Published: Friday, November 18, 2011
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Our most reliable source has spoken: expect body changes for the next iPad, iPhone, and MacBook Pro. Here’s what we’ve heard.

(1) The third-generation iPad will become modestly thicker (0.7mm) in order to accommodate the twin light bar system needed for its higher-resolution display. It’s currently on track for a March timeframe release, and according to our source could be publicly shown as early as January, depending on conditions.

(2) Our source says that the next-generation iPhone will not look like the teardrop-shaped version that was widely rumored for release in 2011. We’ve been told that the device will have a 4-inch display and will be 8mm longer than before, with a metal casing (probably aluminum). It is on track to be introduced in summer of 2012, and is still in the engineering phase, not early production. We suspect that poor battery life doomed the prior prototype version, and that this one is being built with LTE-ready battery drain in mind.

(3) Barring some huge and unexpected issue, 2012 will be the year when the MacBook Pro line gets its new design. Think thinner.

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Comments

1

maybe i’ll be able to fool people into thinking i have an iPad 3 with my 1st one… from the backside of course.

Posted by limpwrist on November 18, 2011 at 6:55 PM (PDT)

2

@limpwrist…. why do you have an iPad up your backside dude? That’s gross!!

Posted by Joe Bloggs on November 21, 2011 at 9:28 AM (PDT)

3

None for the moment

Posted by Hubert C. Maxwell on November 22, 2011 at 7:32 AM (PDT)

4

when is this expected to be released? i was wanting to purchase a Macbook Pro to replace a Macbook but am willing to wait for this release if imminent!!

Posted by Jackm on November 22, 2011 at 4:12 PM (PDT)

5

I echo comment #4, above. Was just about to pull the trigger on a current-gen Macbook Pro, but I will wait if the new version is coming in, say, the first half of 2012. Comments?

Posted by jeffreyfranz on December 2, 2011 at 10:40 AM (PDT)

6

so will we get to see the all new design of macbook pro this year or next year? if the new design is promising i will reconsider apple macbook pro 17 rather then alienware m17x r3

Posted by Syakir Bin Abd Karim on January 10, 2012 at 1:02 AM (PDT)

7

I don’t really want to drop 3G’s on a MBP 17 before the new one comes out but i really need to get a new laptop,old one is about to die (PC) XPS173d or a M17X is starting to look pretty good,hope i can hold out for a MBP

Posted by joeallev972 on January 29, 2012 at 12:48 PM (PDT)

8

I just bought an iPod 4th gen. I was wondering how to get my music from windows media player to my itunes? Help please.

Posted by Becky on February 16, 2012 at 1:51 PM (PDT)

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