New iOS based devices to be launched in 2011.
According to Digitimes Apple is planning on revealing some new iOS baseed devices in early 2011. By far the most important of those is a CMDA version of the iPhone 4 on Verizon which would finally free US based Apple Customers from AT&T. Other than that there are reports of the Apple TV getting iOS as its operating system and two new iPads, a 9.7″ version and a 7″ version powered by a Cortex A9 processor with 512mb RAM. The 7″ version will feature an IPS panel.
Apple is set launch an upgraded 9.7-inch iPad adopting a new ARM Cortex-A9-based processor and 512MB RAM in the first quarter of 2011. Meanwhile, the company will also launch a 7-inch iPad using the Cortex-A9 processor and an IPS panel with a resolution of 1024×768, according to Digitimes Research senior analyst Mingchi Kuo.
As for the CDMA iPhone, Pegatron Technology is expected to start mass production in December and will supply to both US-based Verizon Wireless and China-based China Telecom. The CDMA iPhone’s back plate will be forged from metal materials and will feature an integrated antenna, according to Digitimes Research.
Verizon is expected to announce the product at CES 2011 and will start shipping in January 2011. The sales ratio of GSM and CDMA iPhones in 2011 is expected to reach 65:35, Digitimes Research out.
In addition, Apple is also set to launch a new Apple TV using AMD’s Fusion solution and will not include a hard drive. The new device will adopt a user interface similar to the iPhone with support for social networking websites, network multimedia and the App Store. Mass production of the device will start in December, Digitimes Research noted.