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article imageiPhone 5, iPad 3 rumors and speculation round-up

By Stephanie Medeiros     Jun 23, 2011 in Technology
Bloomberg released their newest speculations about the highly anticipated iPhone 5, which is rumored to be arriving in September.
Rumor mills and news sources alike have been buzzing with iPhone 5 speculation for months and the recent news from Apple's annual Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) has only led to a spur of new interest in different theories about the iPhone 5.
Recently the unlocked iPhone 4 was released in the United States, meaning users can purchase an iPhone 4 without a contract from a phone carrier at the lofty starting price of $649 per phone. Unlike other Apple products, which usually have strict policies on how many products can be bought in a single purchase, Apple is allowing customers to buy five unlocked iPhone's at one time. Because of this lax policy, this has brought the conclusion about an upcoming iPhone 5, as Apple could be trying to get rid of most of their current stock.
On top of the unlocked iPhone, Bloomberg has been beginning to churn out several speculations about the elusive iPhone 5. For starters, Bloomberg reports that "two people familiar with the product" back rumors that the next iPhone will use the A5 processor and up the camera to 8-mega-pixels.
Also, unlike other sources, Bloomberg speculates the iPhone 5 will not have a "radical, new design" and will more than likely have the same look as the iPhone 4 with just newer specs and software. Bloomberg's sources also seem to affirm this.
Ars Technica feel confident that the iPhone 5 will be released in September instead of August, as well.
iPhone 5 rumors are nothing new and have been circulating since last year. Some websites theorized the next one would be ushered in during WWDC, however, the main focus during this year's conference was Apple's newest operating system as they left out any key information about the next generation of iPhone. This has led Ars Technica and Bloomberg to speculate a September release, since it would logically follow the cycle of renewing products.
As for any word from Apple, the technology giant remains silent as per usual.
Other rumors that have been making their rounds have included changing the placement of the camera on the back to the right, a completely new design, and a possible update on the FaceTime camera. However, most of these have been dismissed as false information.
Mac Rumors also picked up on Bloomberg's report and add on that Apple is more than likely readying to release the iPad 3, which will have a higher resolution closely resembling the one found in the iPhone 4. However, any further information has been sparse.
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