Most tech products in general and Apple products in particular see a lot of chatter in the press before they're finally announced. The rumors and speculations try to envisage what the products will offer and when they will finally land on the users' hands.

As far as Apple is concerned, the Cupertino tech giant is expected to release a plethora of new products in 2012. The company has already started the party with the release of the new iPad and new Apple TV in March and now the focus is on another set of products ranging from new devices to significant software upgrades.

Yes, a flurry of rumors does precede each and every Apple product release. However, only a few of them turn out to be true while majority of them continue to be a part of the fancied rumor mill. But that hasn't stopped people's imaginations. That hasn't stopped them from hankering after something new from Apple.

Here's a compilation of rumored releases from Apple for 2012 that includes the next generation iPhone aka iPhone 5, the next version of iOS - iOS 6, MacBook Pro, a smart TV rumored as iPanel and iTunes 11. Start the slideshow to find out what the upcoming Apple products are expected to offer.

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