There have been many rumors floating around this morning originating from Digitimes. Apparently Apple is getting prepared to introduce a new 7-inch iPad in Q1 with a 1,024 x 768 resolution IPS display, and Cortex A9 processor.
There are of course more rumors of the upgraded Apple TV getting iOS. Digitimes reports the new Apple TV will not have a hard drive and have a UI similar to the iPhone, with mass production to start in December.
The last rumor, that actually has a little bit of proof to back it up, is a new CDMA iPhone with a forged metal back plate with integrated antenna. While there is no proof of the CDMA iPhone, the metal back plate makes sense with The Baltimore Sun reporting Apple has obtained exclusive rights to Liquidmetal Technologies.
From The Baltimore Sun:
On August 5, 2010, Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Liquidmetal”), entered into a Master Transaction Agreement with Apple Inc., a California corporation (“Apple”), pursuant to which (i) Liquidmetal contributed substantially all of its intellectual property assets to a newly organized special-purpose, wholly-owned subsidiary (the “IP Company”), (ii) the IP Company granted to Apple a perpetual, worldwide, fully-paid, exclusive license to commercialize such intellectual property in the field of consumer electronic products in exchange for a license fee, and (iii) the IP Company granted back to Liquidmetal a perpetual, worldwide, fully-paid, exclusive license to commercialize such intellectual property in all other fields of use (together with all ancillary agreements, the “Master Transaction Agreement”).