Rumors circulating around the web that Apple this year plans to release a completely redesigned dual GSM-CDMA iPhone, an iPad with a high-resolution screen and an SD card slot, and a new Apple TV with an A5 processor capable of outputting 1080p video, according to a new report.
The new iPhone 5 will also have GSM and CDMA radios from Qualcomm, allowing Apple to sell one phone that will be compatible with both AT&T and Verizon. The handset will reportedly not include a 4G LTE radio.
From what been told, the thinner, sleeker tablet will sport a new screen technology that is akin to (though not the same as) the iPhone 4′s Retina Display and will be “super high resolution” (unlike reports to the contrary), The device will remain at 10 inches but will now feature both front and rear cameras (not a huge surprise), and there’s an SD slot. Our sources say with near certainty that the device will have a dedicated SD slot built in (with no traditional USB slot).
The A5 processor will reportedly also end up in the next Apple TV update, with the new hardware allegedly capable of running 1080p video “like running water.” The current Apple TV, built on the iOS operating system, has a maximum resolution of 720p.