Report: Modestly Thicker iPad, Metal Cased iPhone in 2012

iLounge has cited their reliable sources for what they expect to be Apple’s product roadmap for 2012. If the rumors are legitimate, the so-called “iPad 3″ will be previewed in January of next year and launched in March. The third-generation iPad will be slightly thicker than its predecessor at 9.5mm; comparatively, the iPad 2 has a thickness of merely 8.8mm.

The extra space will allow for a dual bar light system, which is a necessity for the high-resolution Retina Display that the iPad 3 is rumored to gain. Apple, according to the report, is also expected to launch a sixth-generation iPhone in the summer of 2012 with a 4-inch display and metal casing. It is noted that this phone will likely be LTE-ready with improved battery life. Lastly, it is suggested that 2012 will be the year that Apple redesigns the MacBook Pro with thinness in mind.

[iLounge]

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