Are you ready for iPhone rumors? Reuters is the first one out of the gate on sixth-generation iPhone rumors and its reporting that a Korean business newspaper says Apple's going to up the screen size on its beloved smartphone.
By now, we're all just waiting for the iPad 3 to officially be announced. With each week, comes more rumors. What's next for the iPad 3? Rumor has it, that Apple's cooking up an 8-megapixel camera on for the iPad 3's rear.
With all the success of its current lineup of iPhones, Apple doesn't even need to release an iPhone 5. The iPhone 4S launch in China had to be canceled because too many people showed up and the Chinese S.W.A.T. team called in to crowd control. Ah, right, iPhone 5. Bigger screen and symmetrical form factor.
A new rumor states that Apple is planning to totally overhaul it's main products next year, including the iPad, iMac, iPhone and MacBook Air. New goodies!
Whew! Now that the iPhone 4S announcement is over (it's been an excruciatingly long this time), let's see how well the rumor mill was over the last year. That's right, Apple missed its summer iPhone refresh and we've been crowing about the iPhone 4S for over a year. So how did all the scraps of info pan out? The full CONFIRMED and DENIED scorecard inside.
Down to the very wire as Apple prepares to announce the next iPhone in just a few hours, a new rumor arrives! Apple blog Cult of Mac says a case company is making 50,000 cases for a device with a huge 4.4-inch screen, tapers and has a wider home button. Hmm...is this the iPhone 5?
The iPhone 5 is one elusive smartphone. It'll either be very similar to the iPhone 4, with just a spec-bump or come with a completely redesigned body. Our bet is Apple will take the wraps off both models, but it seems the iPhone 5 might see a shortage.
Snoopy once sagely observed that "the anticipation far exceeded the actual event." From all indications, the beagle's cynical view is likely to describe the reaction of the digital cognoscenti when the iPhone 5 appears about a month from now. Indications are, iPhone 5 will actually be more an iPhone 4S, a minor upgrade in screen size, antenna and design, with few significant improvements. And probably no 4G. Which means the next iteration of the iPhone, once the technological master of the smart phone universe, is likely to be nowhere near the top of the today's most innovative phones. Yet we'll be treated to the usual Apple hoopla and subsequent huge sales, perhaps huger than any iPhone before it. How huger? An RBC/Changewave survey has found 31 percent of respondents either "very likely" or "somewhat likely" to buy an iPhone 5, five percent more than a similar survey preceding the introduction of the then highly-anticipated iPhone 4 more than a year ago. It seems Apple has discovered an interesting phenomena: iPhone not only doesn't have to be cutting edge, it's better if it isn't.
Along with the iPhone 5, it's looking increasingly likely that Apple will also unveil a new, cheaper version of the iPhone 4, one with a smaller 8GB hard drive on board.
Screw the upcoming iPhone 5, the really good stuff is in the iPhone 6, at least according to today's Apple rumor mill. The big one: Apple is using some super-light, super-thin new screens for the iPhone 6.