The word seems to be refresh, reloaded, ready to roll. Stock shortages, sales shrinkage, all of the rumor mongering, off the predictions aiming us for updates and refreshes of current models with new and amazing features. The Top Ten Hottest Apple news stories this week is filled with expectations, and some of them will melt your face off. Hail to the King, baby!
This week, Robbie and Flo discuss the recent slow down in production of iPhone 4s, and debate whether or not the next iPhone model will be dubbed the "5" or the "4S". Also, a quick spiel about the new Final Cut Pro X.
While the rumor mills never sleep and constantly churn out new Apple stories, especially as we get closer and closer to release dates, there comes a time when the same story shows up everywhere and becomes conventional wisdom. Are we at that point with the iPhone 5? It kinda feels like it, so here's some news about your soon-to-be favorite new handset and more in the hottest Apple stories we've touched this week.
You may recall that Apple’s copycat suit against Samsung took an interesting turn recently when the accused requested to see Cupertino’s forthcoming products, including the unannounced iPhone 5 and iPad 3. That won’t be happening, since the judge claims that Samsung isn’t entitled to see them.
Now that June is winding to a close and the disappointment over no new iPhone fades into impatient waiting, it’s open season on rumors as to when the next handset will arrive. September has been widely pegged as the next likely candidate, but there could be more to that story.
WWDC 2011 is now just a memory, but iOS device owners have a lot to look forward to this fall with iCloud and the new iOS 5. More importantly, these offerings may offer clues as to what we can expect from the next iPhone, which is widely rumored to debut with the new mobile operating system in September.
There may not be a new iPhone this month, but that doesn’t mean Apple is sitting on their thumbs basking in the warm glow of summer. A new report claims that the company is slowing orders for iPhone 4 components, which can mean only one thing: New models ahoy!
WWDC brought us a chock full of new things, including iCloud and iTunes Match, as well as the full breakdown of features in the next iteration of OS X. But unfortunately, there was no iPhone at last week's big keynote. While that might be bad news for most of us, it's great news for Apple-centirc gossip mongers. With no hints as to what features, form or functions the next iteration of the company's flagship mobile product might have in store for consumers, the rumor mill has worked itself up into a lather over what we might be able to expect from Cupertino in the months to come. Here's a quick rundown of what we've seen circling the web lately, and what may be coming soon.
Those of us who had been anticipating an iPhone 5 announcement at last week's WWDC will be heartened to hear this bit of news: A "previously accurate" source has leaked information to 9to5Mac that the new device is already in use and in the final testing stages, possibly ready for a September release. Given that we know that iOS 5 will arrive this Fall, this seems plausible.
As predicted, there was no new iPhone announced at WWDC this year, lending further credence to rumors that Apple plans to move introduction of the next model to September to coincide with iOS 5 -- a move that is likely to give Android competitors like HTC a chance to eclipse Cupertino’s lead in the U.S. smartphone market.