The rumor mills are heating up as September enters its second half. Next week we expect things to really get hot and the week after that'll be like living on Mercury. We've got a few of these tasty stories, mainly involving a third (possibly fourth?) carrier for the iPhone, as well as some gaming news sure to make at least one reader squee in our hottest stories of the week round up.
Try as Apple might to keep its new iPhones a secret, if the company wants to have accessories available on launch day, they have to share with third-party companies. That’s why cases are often an early indicator of what the next generation device will look like, and now comes a new wrinkle: A screen protector that’s mysteriously a little wider, with space for an elongated home button.
It’s a sadly familiar tale: An Apple engineer walks into a bar and leaves his iPhone prototype behind, where it’s scooped up by persons unknown. That sounds familiar to anyone who survived last year’s lost iPhone 4 scandal, but history has repeated itself this year in the very same way.
We hope you’re not too sick of iPhone 5 rumors, because here comes another one! The unannounced handset seems to be all anyone wants to talk about right now, with even the otherwise lackluster news that the handset is now being manufactured starting to make headlines.
Usually by this point in September, the rumor mill would be in overdrive churning up advance word about a new iPod touch or maybe new iTunes features, but this year is different. With the iPhone 5 pushed from its usual early summer release, all eyes are focused on the new handset, which seems to be popping up everywhere except from Apple themselves.
The end of August tends to be a slow time on the news desk, as last minute vacations are crammed in, as sleepy vacationers slowly get back in the groove of things, and as parents start bundling their kids off to school once more. Who has time for the news under those circumstances? Well, here's the stories that were heating up our thermometers this week, burning up the wires.
A few days ago we wrote about an alleged iPhone 5 prototype being left at a San Francisco bar, and we told the same jokes about it that you did. Original reports indicated that the San Francisco police department was working with Apple to track down the missing device, and it seemed to many that deja vu had struck.
Well, not so fast. The San Francisco Police Department has no record of any investigation for the allegedly missing prototype. And now it appears that none of the six "policemen" searching a suspect's home for the device were actual police officers, despite their badges, and one of the investigators actually works for Apple.
Tell us if you've heard this one before: a guy walks into a bar with a secret iPhone prototype...and you know how the rest goes. Yep, apparently, history has a habit of repeating itself with these things. CNET is reporting that Apple has allegedly lost an iPhone 5 prototype that was left behind at a tequila lounge in San Francisco's Mission District.
Rumors are good. Rumors are what keep the web going and what keeps the Apple blogs thriving. Rumors are the blood that flows through our blog veins. If we didn't have any rumors to gossip about, we wouldn't have any speculation, and then I couldn't make a big deal out of this press release I got in my inbox just a second ago.