Reuters’ source refutes delay of Apple’s iPad 2, iPhone 5 [updated]

Thanks to reports filed by two financial analysts, the Internet has been abuzz with rumors and speculation about an alleged delay to Apple’s two flagship products: the iPhone and iPad. Citing last minute design changes and supplier bottlenecks, the unrelated reports both concluded that the launches of the two iDevices would be pushed back several months. Apple’s stock is currently trading down nearly 2.5% on the news.

Enter Reuters. Adding a little ying to the bearish analysts’ yang, the publication is reporting that its sources indicate both delay rumors are simply “not true.” Citing people “familiar with the matter,” Reuters writes that both the iPad 2 and iPhone 5 should be delivered on time and as expected in the coming months.

It’s all hearsay at this point, but if Wall Street (and consumer) expectations are correct, we should see the iPad 2 unveiled in the next 30 to 45 days and a revamped iPhone sometime in June.

UPDATE: A new report suggests Apple will soon announce a March 2nd media event where, presumably, the company will unveil the iPad 2.

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