These Are The Unreleased Apple Gadgets We've Been Obsessing Over All Year

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Apple has had a great 2011 so far.Its last earnings report blew past expectations. iPhone and iPad sales are stronger than ever. And everyone’s loving the new MacBook Airs.

And we still have five months to go.

As Apple gears up for its year-end refresh of iPods, iPhones, and other mobile services, we put together what we’re looking forward to the most.

The longer we wait for the iPhone 5, the more excited we get

This is the first time in the iPhone's four-year history that we didn't get a new one in the summer. Whether it comes in September or October, the extra wait for the iPhone 5 is killing us.

To learn more about the iPhone 5, click here for all the rumours we know about so far.

Expected: September 2011

The 5th-generation iPod Touch

We're used to seeing new iPods every fall by now. The iPod Touch is no exception. The latest rumours point to a possible 3G version of the Touch in addition to a white model. We're also hoping for a 128 GB version.

Expected: September 2011

The new iPod Nano

The iPod Nano will likely get an update next month too. We don't know much so far, but there was a leaked image a few months ago showing a possible opening for a built-in camera. We'd also like Apple to consider allowing apps for the next generation Nanos.

Expected: September 2011

How will Apple change the iPod Shuffle

There's only so much Apple can do with the iPod shuffle. (It feels like they keep bouncing between designs.) Still, it's a great product for people who like to listen to their favourite playlists on the go. We're excited to see what's in store for the next model.

Expected: September 2011

It may take longer than expected before we see an Apple TV set

There's no solid evidence of an Apple-branded TV set, but that doesn't keep people from speculating. The latest rumours peg the mythical TV's launch in 2012. We'll see.

While you wait, check out all the Apple TV rumours people are talking about.

Expected: 2012

Where's the 15-inch MacBook Air?

Apple has replaced the 'regular' MacBook with the slim and sexy MacBook Air. We think it's a good move. Now there are rumours of a 15-inch version of the Air. That'd be perfect for those who want a bigger screen, but don't need the MacBook Pro's power.

Expected: Unknown

We're loving iOS 5's beta version, and can't wait for the full version next month

iOS continues to get better and better. iOS 5 packs in a ton of features we've been dying for like better notifications, Twitter integration, and BBM-style messaging that won't use up your SMS plan. It'll be available to the public next month.

If you want to see iOS 5 for yourself, check out our HUGE screenshot tour.

Expected: September

iCloud will make syncing with your computer a thing of the past

iCloud will eliminate any need to plug your iDevice into your computer. Instead all your music, backups, iWork files, and more will be stored online. You'll get 5 GB for free, and there are options to purchase up to 50 GB of storage for $100 per year.

Check out our tour of iCloud's brand new web apps to learn more.

Expected: September

Will the iPad 3 live up to its predecessors?

Information is pretty scarce on the iPad 3. Most speculate its screen will get a Retina Display just like the iPhone 4. Beyond that, your guess is as good as our.

We have a collection of the latest iPad 3 rumours right here. Check them out.

Expected: Spring 2012

BONUS: Will the iPod Classic finally die this year?

If Apple ends up releasing a 128 GB iPod Touch, we think the iPod Classic's days are numbered. It was a good run, but we prefer the greater versatility and stability of the iPod Touch to the old-school, hard drive-powered Classic.

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