Apple has no plans to release 'iPad 3' or television at Macworld or CES

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in iPad edited January 2014
Dispelling a questionable rumor that Apple would unveil a third-generation iPad at the forthcoming Macworld conference, a new report plainly states Apple has no such plans.



Citing "a number of" sources, Jim Dalrymple at The Loop reported on Thursday that rumors of a so-called "iPad 3" being announced at Macworld|iWorld 2012 are "completely false." He also went on to say that the next iPad won't be shown at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, either.



In addition, Apple will not show off its much-rumored television set at either show, the sources reportedly said. Rumors of a full-fledged Apple HDTV have picked up considerable steam in recent months, but most reports have said the device will arrive in mid-to-late 2012 at the earliest.



Dalrymple's report comes in response to a story published on Wednesday by Taiwanese technology industry publication DigiTimes. The Far East news source, which has a hit-or-miss track record, claimed that Apple would show off both a high-end and mid-range iPad at the Macworld conference on Jan. 26, 2012.



The report was immediately questionable because Apple announced in 2008 that it would no longer be attending the Macworld Expo and would instead unveil products at its own media event. True to its word, Apple has not attended the Macworld Expo since 2009.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 15
    WOW. This is absolutely shocking. Apple has no plans to release a new product at 1) a convention they stopped attending 2 years ago, or 2) a convention they never attended in the first place.



    Given the overwhelming amount of evidence pointing to Apple releasing products at tightly-controlled events they host in-house, this news is indeed shocking.



    On a serious note - has DigiTimes ever been right about anything? Aside from stuff that is completely obvious, like the next iPhone will sport a faster processor, or something equally stupid?
  • Reply 2 of 15
    <blink>BREAKING NEWS: THE MOON WILL CONTINUE BEING THE MOON.</blink>



    More at 11. I don't care that it's deprecated. The blink tag was awesome.
  • Reply 3 of 15
    ivladivlad Posts: 740member
    I don't think anyone believed that anyway. Next!
  • Reply 4 of 15
    malaxmalax Posts: 1,598member
    Apple also has no plans to release an iPhone nano at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas in late January!
  • Reply 5 of 15
    Apple needs to do everything to stop all these rumors of new iDevices coming up soon. I can see iPad2 sales seriously hurt by rumors like these. Using some 3rd-party reporting like this would help but not nearly enough. They need to go after the sources of these rumors, billions at stake here.
  • Reply 6 of 15
    desarcdesarc Posts: 642member
    the % of purchasers who are aware of these rumors is probably a tiny fraction of what we think it is. besides, rumors build buzz for a new product and aid in sales, too.
  • Reply 7 of 15
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    AI needs a DuhDoy category for rumours.
  • Reply 8 of 15
    Consider those rumors dispelled!
  • Reply 9 of 15
    Let' face it - these false rumors are important. It allows the likes of Jim Dalrymple and John Gruber (not to mention some here) to triumphantly debunk and dismiss other sites, and promote their own status in the Apple moat. It allows them to showcase their Cupertino connections and stand out amongst the numerous bloggers who make a living prognosticating about future Apple announcements.
  • Reply 10 of 15
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 20,615member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by drobforever View Post


    Apple needs to do everything to stop all these rumors of new iDevices coming up soon. I can see iPad2 sales seriously hurt by rumors like these. Using some 3rd-party reporting like this would help but not nearly enough. They need to go after the sources of these rumors, billions at stake here.



    If I'm correct Apple tried that back in 2004, even attempting a to use the courts to force this site (AI) to reveal the source of a yet-unreleased product rumor. The courts weren't cooperative then and likely wouldn't be now.
  • Reply 11 of 15
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by stelligent View Post


    Let' face it - these false rumors are important. It allows the likes of Jim Dalrymple and John Gruber (not to mention some here) to triumphantly debunk and dismiss other sites, and promote their own status in the Apple moat. It allows them to showcase their Cupertino connections and stand out amongst the numerous bloggers who make a living prognosticating about future Apple announcements.



    Follow the money... always follow the money.
  • Reply 12 of 15
    Damn! I was sure Apple was going to piss off the many iPad 2 buyers/receivers from just last week.
  • Reply 13 of 15
    flaneurflaneur Posts: 4,509member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post


    Follow the money... always follow the money.



    What exactly are you suggesting here?
  • Reply 14 of 15
    Apple will not be opening its Olympus Mons Apple Store in 2012, but has planetary approval to begin construction of the "One Piece Glass Dome" retail space in 2015 in cooperation with Elon Musk.
  • Reply 15 of 15
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    <blink>BREAKING NEWS: THE MOON WILL CONTINUE BEING THE MOON.</blink>



    More at 11. I don't care that it's deprecated. The blink tag was awesome.



    Not if Michael Bay had his way - "The Dark Side of the Moon" just became "The Dark of the Moon".



    Bay is adamant that the next Transformers movie be called "Wish Were Here" before he signs on.
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