iLounge has stated that a reliable source revealed that the next iPhone will have a 4-inch display, the next iPad will be slightly thicker and that the new MacBook Pro will be the slimmest MacBook Apple has ever made.
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. The device is reportedly on track for release in March but could be announced as early as January.
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). iLounge reports that this phone is on track for unveiling next summer and is currently in the engineering phase. They suggest that poor battery life doomed the previous prototype. This one is said to have kept LTE-ready battery drain in mind.
Barring some huge and unexpected issue, 2012 will be the year when the MacBook Pro line gets its new design. Think thinner.”
Will a 4-inch display be more desirable than the current 3.5 inch displays, most likely they will. The puzzling rumour is why will the new iPad be thicker? Is this due to the potential adition of 3D capability? Will there be a slightly larger screen? Or is it due to the higher resolution displays that Apple have invested heavily in? The new displays have been widely rumored to boast a doubled resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels. It also required Apple to rethink the design of the iPad so that it could encorporate another LED light bar.
As you can see there’s quite a bit of information that they managed to squeeze out of their source, but will we know for sure what is coming? I don’t think we will, Apple always has something up their sleeve and so we’ll just have to wait to find out.