Rumors of a 4.8-inch iPhone with 8-megapixel camera

It's hard to know what to think about the latest rumors, which are saying that Apple will be coming out with three iPhones this year: an iPhone 5S, an oddly named "iPhone Math" that will have a 4.8-inch screen, and a third phone that will have a 12-megapixel camera. The second and third items are courtesy of China Times, which is citing Taiwan's Commercial Times. MarketWatch has posted a summary of the latest tidbits, and says that the iPhone 5S and iPhone Math are rumored to be arring in June. They will supposedly feature 8-megapixel cameras. The third phone is rumored to be arriving sometime before Christmas. The reports from Asia are saying that component shipments will begin in March, and production of the first two phones will start in April. 

MarketWatch's summary also says that Apple's rumored iTV will arrive before the end of the year, and that Apple will be releasing 7 or 8 new products this year. I like the sound of that.

It's an exciting time. Apple's record of new products has been extraordinary, and everyone is wondering whether they'll be able to keep it up. There's obviously some doubt, as evidenced by the plunge in Apple's stock in recent months. Their earnings report for the December quarter will be Wednesday, and while they won't be giving any details about forthcoming products, I'm hoping that they'll give some hints that new products are coming during the conference call with investors. Meanwhile, I'm guessing that their earnings will be stellar, and that the markets will be somewhat reassured. 

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.