The iPhone 5 rumors just won't dry up. On top of news that the iPhone 5 would get a "radical redesign," Bloomberg is reporting Apple's new device will get an 8-megapixel camera and dual-core CPU. There's also some bits on a Retina Display iPad 3s and the "iPhone Nano."
BGR might have made headlines yesterday with its sources saying the iPhone 5 would sport a completely revamped design with a tapered body, but Bloomberg is throwing its own sources into the ring now. According to Bloomberg's unnamed sources, the iPhone 5 is a modest spec boost, 5-megapixel camera to 8-megapixels, single core A4 CPU to dual-core A5 CPU, no significant tapered body and a release in September — intel we've heard in the past.
Also in the report, the iPad 3's screen will be "about one-third higher than that of the iPad 2" (which could mean a Retina Display-like display with a higher resolution) and will have a "more responsive touchscreen." Apparently, Apple is still chugging along with a "cheaper version of the iPhone aimed at attracting customers in developing countries." Smaller iPhone? We've been hearing about that one since the smartphone launched in 2007!
At this point, the rumors mesh with almost every iPhone 5 report we've written about in the last few months. Additional rumored updates include a larger edge-to-edge display, redesigned antennas and global GSM/CDMA support. We've also heard the LED flash will be relocated from next to the rear camera to across from it.
While Bloomberg's sources aren't lightweights by any means, the outlet has been wrong before. On the other hand, the Wall Street Journal almost always seems to hit the rumors on the head with Yukari Iwatani Kane always writing up some kind of Apple-related story that ends up being true. So, until the WSJ weighs in, more powerful iPhones, Retina Display iPads and smaller iPhones are mere fodder for the fans to munch on.