Yesterday, we were talking about Apple’s launch plans for the new iPad 5 (and iPad Mini 2, by all accounts), and the idea that surfaced in a new Bloomberg report that Apple could have these new tablets ready to introduce on September 10, along with the new iPhones. This flew counter to what we had been hearing, but from a source like Bloomberg, it was hard to fully dismiss. Well, while we were left not knowing whom to trust, insiders a little more plugged-in to Apple have heard the same reports, and are soundly rejecting them.
The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple responded to that Bloomberg rumor in a post of almost poetic brevity: “Nope. No iPads.” Dalrymple’s a heavyweight when it comes to Apple news, and his across-the-board dismissal of this rumor comes off far stronger than the throwaway line in that Bloomberg article. Looks like we’ll be continuing to wait for new iPad announcements.
While we do, some new imagery of the iPad 5 has become available. Sure, it’s more along the lines of what we’ve seen before, but this time we have the words “iPhone 5″ sloppily scrawled across the tablet’s rear, confirming the component’s legitimacy. All kidding aside, this stuff looks the part, and we expect to see this slimmer iPad 5 launch in just a matter of weeks.