It's Monday morning, and who's excited about a new iPhone this week? Judging from the volley of related news over the weekend, the tech press sure is -- so we've assembled a handful of stories you might have missed since leaving work on Friday to kick off iPhone 5 week.
This is it. The last hot Apple news before the new handset arrives. Are you excited yet? We're surprised the rumor mill wasn't quite as churny as we expected, though there were a few leaks that got us excited. I guess if the police aren't bashing in someone's door, the thrill is gone. Well, here's ten stories to keep your home fires burning until Tuesday.
Imagine you're a student, attending classes and working towards the requirements of your law or medical degree. Then one day, you're told to get on a bus and report to the local factory to build iPhones. Sure, it sounds pretty crazy, but that's apparently what happened to thousands of young people in Jiangsu Province, China; the site of notorious Apple supplier, Foxconn.
By now there's little doubt that a sixth-generation iPhone is just around the corner, so this is a great time to weigh your options for selling an older model and putting that cash toward Apple's latest and greatest -- and here are three of the best methods for doing just that.
Over the past few months, Apple fans have spent plenty of time poring over allegedly leaked photos of iPhone 5 components. We've seen the longer body, the aluminum back, the NFC chip that may have been a total hoax. Regardless, Apple's September 12 event is only a week away now. But impending "official" announcements be damned, someone has posted what looks like a legitimate video of the new iPhone booting up.
If you're one of the remaining iPhone users clutching onto your original unlimited plan with either AT&T or Verizon, it looks like it might be the end of the road. When the new iPhone lands next week, it will come tethered to a new line of "shared" data plans with significantly higher prices--the closest thing to unlimited -- 20 GB on AT&T -- will set users back around $200 a month.
Earlier this year, we wondered if the Galaxy S3 would stand a chance to outperform the iPhone 5. Well, the next-generation iPhone isn't out just yet -- but it appears the Galaxy S3 has dethroned the iPhone 4S in the U.S. market for the month of August. During a time when Samsung is still trying to make sure it can sell a number of its products in the States, this has to feel like something of a victory.
Not much to say about this one, except that Apple has just announced a media event for next Wednesday, September 12 -- and judging from the invitation, the next iPhone may actually have a "5" in the name after all.
Rumors! Rumors! Nothing but rumors half the time! Well, we've got a few of those and plenty of other news. Just wait until next week, though, as September officiallykicks off "Overheated Speculation Month" for Apple watchers. Meanwhile, here's a few overheated news stories from this week that are raising up some dog day like weather around these parts.
The clock is ticking. According to about every known source in the tech-o-sphere, Apple is planning to debut its next-generation iPhone on September 12. Moreover, rumors persist of a September 21 street date; that's only a few weeks away. Needless to say, now would not be a good time for a delay in the manufacturing chain.