It's bad enough that the mainstream media and blogosphere have been predicting Apple's demise due to supply chain rumors and analyst predictions, but now a new report from BrightWire has some Apple fans really concerned. BrightWire claims Chinese and Taiwanese news sources are reporting that Apple plans to release three new iPhone models in 2013, and one of the models will be called the iPhone Math!
Not only is it hard to believe Apple would pick such a ridiculous sounding name for an iPhone, but many believe the original meaning was lost in translation. However, BrightWire is sticking to its story while reminding people it's only a rumor. According to the original report, Apple plans to release both the iPhone 5S and iPhone Math before the end of June. The iPhone 5S will feature a 4-inch display, while the iPhone Math will sport a larger 4.8-inch display. Both cameras will be equipped with 8 megapixel cameras, and the third unnamed phone will feature a 12 megapixel camera.
Apple pundit John Gruber discredited the report by pointing out "Apple’s supply chain partners do not know product names". "Every iPhone just says 'iPhone' on the back. Same for iPads; I knew a lot about the iPad mini before it was announced, but I didn't know its name," he added.
Most news sites and tech bloggers are speculating that the real name of the rumored product is the “iPhone Max” or “iPhone +", not the "“iPhone Math" like BrickWire has suggested.The report also said Apple will launch an iTV before the end of 2013, and the company is set to "unveil seven to eight new products in the year".