New Apple iPods, iPhone, iPad Coming Out Soon?

Apple is apparently going to release three new iPods over the next few weeks according to a "highly reliable" source close to technology company.

The person also told iLounge's Jeremy Horowitz that there would be a new iPad and a new iPhone as well plus new official bumpers as well.

September is the traditional time when Apple launches new iPods and this time around, it is likely that the models released will be next generation versions of the Nano, the Touch and the Shuffle.

We expect the Touch to follow the footsteps of the iPhone and adopt a new casing for the sake of economies of scale. As for the Shuffle, it is likely that it will use the small screen that was revealed back at the beginning of July.

The source also says that there will be a smaller 7-inch iPad, something that corroborates with what Digitimes reported mid July; they added that there would be a 5.6-inch models as well, both of which would be OLED. Both however agree on a launch date towards the end of the year or early 2011.

As for the new iPhone, iLounge's deep throat says that it might happen as early as 2011 because of the antenna issues that has affected the current iPhone 4.

We don't know whether the new iPhone will be a version 2 (an evolution of the existing iPhone that will replace current models) or sold as an iPhone 5.