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Jim Dalrymple: iPhone 5 and iPad 2 Not Delayed

Jim Dalrymple: iPhone 5 and iPad 2 Not Delayed

The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple pours cold water on today’s rumors of a “delay” for the iPad 2 and iPhone 5 which, he notes, can’t be really “delayed” as they haven’t even been announced yet.

From what I’ve heard this morning both products are on schedule and will ship when they are supposed to. Only Apple knows exactly when that will be, but the products are not delayed.

It seems amazing that rumors of Apple missing product deadlines are running rampant when Apple hasn’t even announced the product yet. The only deadlines that have been set are by the media, not Apple.

Jim has a great track record and his sources are usually spot-on. Like we said this morning those rumors felt very inconsistent, and we believe Jim when he says Apple is on track to ship the next generation iPhone and iPad without “delays”.

Update: Reuters and Barron’s are now claiming the rumors are false, too. Both websites cite sources close to Apple and people familiar with the matter as sources denying a delay for the rumored iPhone 5 and iPad 2 releases.