The rumor mills are ablaze. Two things bother me about this though.
1) available later this year, and
2) prototype has battery life issues.
Apple, as a rule, doesn’t let these two kinds of things go together. Battery life is almost certainly an early design goal. “Later this year” would mean “production now”. If something so fundamental is not ready, then they wouldn’t think of releasing it any time soon.
I just don’t see it.
Mark this down, just in case I get it wrong. I will be deleting this post if I do! 🙂