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.
For the most part, the iPad 2 rumors we've been hearing haven't been all that crazy. A new tapered body? Sure, why not. Extra cameras and speakers? Well, it is the second generation after all, it's got to do something more. There's one rumor going around, though, that we don't think Apple is going to be able to pull off.
Rumors out of China point to a new round of downsizing over at Apple, with both a new 7-inch iPad and an 11.6-inch replacement for the aging MacBook Air almost ready for release.
The rumors are all over the place: The next iPad will be here by the end of this year, it'll be available in two new screen sizes, including a 5.6-inch, a 7-inch, and its current 9.7-inch screen size. Best of all, those displays will be organic LED (OLED). Why should you care?
If the rumors we're hearing are true, there could be a super iPhone in your pocket as early as January of next year. Just yesterday, we heard believable reports of the iPhone becoming available on Verizon in January. Now, the rumor mill has Verizon launching a superfast LTE wireless network launching this November 15.
New rumors are flying about a brand new handheld from Nintendo to follow up its insanely-popular Nintendo DS. While the DS has already had a handful of different releases in various forms, they all have the same guts inside. Not...