As we noted yesterday, Bloomberg buried the following statement in a report on Apple opening its first Tokyo retail store since 2005.
Apple, based in Cupertino, California, plans to introduce new versions of its phone and tablet at a Sept. 10 event, a person familiar with the matter has said, and the company promised “several more game changers” in the product pipeline as it tries to fend off Samsung Electronics Co. and Chinese makers selling cheaper handsets.
The statement contradicted previous reports from the publication and general expectations.
Now, the Loop's Jim Dalrymple has addressed the matter directly saying, "Nope. No iPads." Dalrymple has very highly placed sources within Apple and his "Yep" or "Nope" is considered the closest thing to confirmation from Apple itself.