iPhone 5, iPad 3, Apple TV 3 references found in iOS 5.1 beta

iPhone 5, iPad 3, Apple TV 3 references found in iOS 5.1 beta

9to5Mac has found some code references in the recently released-to-developers iOS 5.1 beta for iPhone 5 (or whatever Apple ends up calling it), iPad 3, and Apple TV 3.

  • The next iPhone is model number 5,1, representing another large internal upgrade, likely a next-generation Apple A6 system-on-a-chip. (iPhone 3G was 1,2, iPhone 4S was 4,1, so factor that into your tea-leaf reading about Apple's 2012 naming conventions.

  • iPad 3 has already been seen in model number 3,1 and 3,2 and now it's joined by 3,3 and a 2,4 (perhaps a Sprint version) as well.

  • Apple TV 3 is model number 3,1, code-named J33, and again the jump likely represents a processor upgrade, but in this case to the current Apple A5 SoC.

While everyone expects Apple to keep producing iOS devices into 2012, it's still reassuring to see the signs pop up along the way. iPhone 5 could be seen summer/fall 2012, iPad 3 spring 2012, and Apple TV 3... well, that's anyone's guess at this point.

Source: 9to5Mac, x2, x3

Rene Ritchie

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Regarding the use of the name "iPhone 5"

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Rocky says:

Cant wait for all three

dloveprod says:

I'd like an Apple Tv 3 for Christmas.

rgar3388 says:

It wouldn't be iPhone 5 though would it? Unless of course the 4S is 4.5.

Robert McKee says:

Apple TV 3 that had support for 1080p, and 5.1/7.1 surround sound would be great. And keep it at $99.

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