Two new iPads and major product redesigns for Apple next year?

MacBook Air

Notorious rumor-monger and industry rag DigiTimes has released two reports on Apple's plans for next year, and they're interesting if not particularly reliable. According to DigiTime's sources, Apple is planning a complete refresh of most of its product lines next year — meaning iPad, iMac, iPhone and MacBook Air. The MacBook Air received a new design in late-2010, and we're still hearing rumors about the iPhone 5 and iPad HD next year, so it's possible that at least a few of these will change in 2012.

DigiTimes' other report is perhaps a bit more shaky — that Apple will release two iPads in 2012: an "iPad 2 upgrade" with a thinner body and longer battery life which will launch in March, and "the real iPad 3" which won't come out until Q3 at the earliest. John Gruber famously posted that an iPad 3 refresh might happen this fall, and there have been other rumors pointing to an iPad HD this year and the iPad 3 in 2012. This "iPad 2 upgrade" could very well be the rumored fall iPad HD being pushed back to next spring…or just another phantom.

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