Apple's WWDC event was all about iOs 5, Mac OS X and iCloud but what was missing from the agenda was any mention of upcoming devices iPhone 5 or iPad 3.
However, what Apple missed to reveal verbally was uncovered by TUAW which gave out the details of upcoming devices in the USB config files found in iOS 5 beta. The discovery refers to two iPads iPad 3,1and iPad 3,2 and iPhone 4,1 and iPhone 4,2 which is the rumored iPhone 5.
The confusion regarding the coding of iPhone 5 in the firmware as iPhone 4,1 and 4,2 is because technically the iPhone 3G was the 1st generation phone and thus, iPhone 5 will be the 4th generation phone.
In its current avatar, the iPad 2 is internally recognized as iPad 2,1 (Wi-Fi), iPad 2,2 (GSM) and iPad 2,3 (CDMA) and the identification of the iPad 3 under only two codes iPad 3,1 and iPad 3,2 possibly alludes to the next iOS 5 devices as world devices compatible with both GSM and CDMA networks.
The firmware, however, did not mention the iPod touch which adds credence to rumors that Apple will launch the iPhone 5 in September. Apple customarily releases the iPod refresh in September. Since the iPod touch is not mentioned in the firmware, it seems the iPod refresh meet will be used by Apple to launch the iPhone 5.
Recently, DigiTimes reported that Apple has put into motion its iPad 3 manufacturing plans as it has started certifying key component makers. Radiant Opto-Electricals has already landed a deal with Apple to manufacture LED backlight units.
The next iPhone 5 is rumored to have an 8 MP camera and is due to be powered by the A5 chip. It is surmised that it will have a curved glass screen, SIM-less design and 3-4 internal antennas for both GSM and CDMA networks. Also a 4-inch display is reportedly on the cards.