Here are your Apple rumors and AAPL news items for today:
Screen Choice: When Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) unveils its next-generation iPhone later this year, consumers could get something they’ve never had with a new iPhone — a choice of screen sizes. Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White predicts that the iPhone 5S could come in two or even three different screen sizes, AppleInsider notes. White says that Apple is responding to demand for larger screen options from consumers, who have gravitated toward large-screen smartphones from rivals including Samsung. Apple abandoned its traditional 3.5-inch screens for a 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5S is expected to debut in July. White also expects a cheaper iPhone for emerging markets, but says Apple will be unlikely to produce an iPhone that sells for less than $300 without a contract.
Later: Apple next version of the standard-sized iPad won’t start production until this summer, DigiTimes notes. Sources in Apple’s supply chain say that the fifth-generation iPad won’t be ready for manufacturing until July or August. This conflicts with previous rumors that indicated that Apple would unveil a new version of its 9.7-inch iPad this month. The new iPad is expected to be slimmer, lighter and feature thinner bezels, taking a page form the design of its small kin, the iPad Mini. DigiTimes has a decidedly mixed record in reporting Apple’s future plans.
Upcoming: Apple will unveil an replacement for its Mac Pro line of computers in the coming weeks, MacDailyNews notes. Users have been awaiting an announcement of the company’s plans for a new Mac Pro for some time. Sources told MacDailyNews that the debut of the new machines could possibly be delayed as late as June, but was expected as soon as this month. There was no word as to whether the replacement for the Mac Pro would come in the form or a tower or mini-tower.
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