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.
Summer's over and that can only mean one thing: The new crop of Apple mobile hardware will soon be upon us! What does the new iPhone have under the hood? When will the iPad Mini be announced? We've got your answers right here...so long as you like your answers to be unconfirmable, that is.
When Steve Jobs took the wraps off the iPhone back in 2007, he described it as, among other things, a "widescreen iPod with touch controls." But when we finally got our hands on one, we realized that wasn't exactly true. Sure, it was wider than any of the iPods at the time, but it wasn't quite widescreen--rather, the iPhone utilized a 3.5-inch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio, closer to a standard-definition television set than an HD one.
The rumor mill is surely heating up but we take everything with a grain of salt around here. Once bitten, twice shy, and all that. But where Apple is in the news there's always going to be sparks. Here's ten stories that we found hot on the site this week.
So, maybe Apple isn't making an HDTV after all? We'd actually be okay with that right now, given that Cupertino has plenty of cool stuff on their plate for the rest of the year, and frankly we're kind of sick of hearing analysts fawn over the possibility. (We're also not quite yet ready to buy a new HDTV for our own living room, so… just a little bit longer, hmm'kay, Apple?) This and several other stories make up our recap for this funky Friday, August 24, 2012.