iMore Stories July 31, 2012

Would Apple ‘confirm’ iPhone event if screen low yield rates were going to affect delivery schedule? (Also AAPL splitting, and buyouts)

After iMore broke the September iPhone event news, Apple, through its channels, confirmed to not one, not two, three, or four, but at least five different publications that the iPhone event would be Sept. 12 with a Sept. 21 launch. If you do not think these are Apple PR confirmations, I have a nice bridge to sell you.

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With that information in hand, we are pretty certain Apple is on track for a September iPhone announcement.  …But wait.

Digitimes has some bad news for us today.

Low yield rates of in-cell touch panels might disrupt new iPhone delivery schedule and shipments, say rumors

LOL!

In related news, Bloomberg reports that an Analyst says Apple will split its stock so it can join the Dow Jones Industrials—something that has always been on the top of Apple’s priorities list. Sound familiar?

Joining in, the NYTimes suggests that Apple buy US Carrier Sprint, RIM, Twitter and Path. 

iMore Stories May 10, 2012

Following yesterday’s report from DigiTimes claiming Apple had a new 7-inch iPad in the works for August, iMore’s Rene Ritchie today claimed Apple is actually targeting an October release, alongside the next iPhone. He also claimed his unnamed source said the device will launch for $200 to $300 and pack-in a Retina display and specs almost identical to the current iPads:

Apple will be going forward with the 7-inch iPad, currently targeting an October 2012 release alongside the new iPhone, and — here’s the killer — at a $200 to $250 price point… Our source has indicated, however, that the 7-inch iPad will be identical to the current 9.7-inch iPad, just scaled down. That seems to include a 2048×1536 resolution display, just like the new iPad. If accurate, that would put the pixel density at around 326 ppi, the same as the iPhone 4S (and higher than the 264 ppi new iPad) retina display.

Ritchie noted his source is not sure of the exact dimensions, but past rumors indicated a 7.85-inch size could work. According to the report, one way Apple will meet the low price point is to offer the new 7-inch iPad with just 8GB of storage. We are taking this report for what it is until we have some solid proof, but we know iMore’s Ritchie has been accurate with several Apple product launches in the past, including the third-gen iPad and iPhone 4S.

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