We are now getting a lot of rumors that Apple will launch its new generation of iPhone, iPad etc. but I don't think that bringing all these innovations together will be a good idea. So, first of all lets have a look at all the rumors that are turning up for this year.
Because of the launch of such great and new smart phones by Samsung and HTC like HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy SIII, Apple really needs to launch a new generation of iPhone which would be named iPhone 5 rather than putting some other alphabet to the number of the generation. iPhone 5 is expected to be Tim Cook's first own designed product after Steve Jobs. We all know that the iPhone 4S's design was already given by Steve Jobs before he died.
Although the bringing of new tablets to the portable computer segment is now slowing down a bit and because of this Samsung might prepare himself to give us a new generation of their 'Tab'. The newer tabs can be more powerful and more sleek than the new iPad recently launched by Apple which is gaining the company good profits. A new generation of iPad would mean that it will again become a tablet which no one can defeat as iPad is the company's most favorite product as said by Tim Cook. The rumors for the next gen iPads are iPad 4 (possible that it remains "The new iPad") and the second is iPad Mini which is considered to be the smallest version of the iPad ever made. It will have decent features and looks as the iPad at lesser cost as the screens size is rumored to reduced from 9.7" to 7".
A newer generation of the iPod Touch is now the most awaited gadget by any person because it has a very beautiful design and good features but has a few parts where the iPod Touch makes the user feel very disappointed like the Camera really sucks in the iPod Touch 4G and previous generations. The iPod Touch also does not have a SIM Card Slot and compatibility which restricts the users from using all the internet using features like iMessage, Facetime, Game Center, iTunes Store, Maps, YouTube and App Store from being used outside the house or places where we do not have a WiFi connection.
My Thoughts on these rumors
Although these rumors sound very interesting an promising but the thing is that Apple should not release them at the same time because if they do so then the competitors will be able to just snatch the concept and make a better one and the profit will be lesser. Releasing their products one after the other has always been Apple's strategy from the beginning. This strategy has got Apple to such heights because then their revolutionary thoughts will remain with them till the first launched product's popularity starts declining. As the popularity and sales of the products starts declining they launch another product and leave it for an year or more. This gives them time to create and test a newer generation of the previous product and the product which has been just launched. This strategy sounds very simple but to execute it you need to be with time because at times the strategy might fail due to the late work processes by the company authorities. I hope Tim Cook will keep up the company's reputation.