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.
With the iPhone 5, 4GS, 4S, or whatever they’re calling it now rumored to come out in a few months, you may be looking to sell your current iPhone 4 or older model iPhone in order to upgrade when the next-gen iPhone comes out. We’ll help you find the best place to sell your iPhone and get the most cash for it.
Sprint to its dealers: “If there’s one rule of the iPhone On Sprint Club, it’s that we don’t talk about the iPhone On Sprint Club.” That’s kind of the gist of a newly leaked memo out of Sprint, which asks dealers not to speculate on whether or not the carrier will be getting Apple’s handset this fall.
Because these rumors just never stop. On this week's Mac|Life show, Robbie and Flo discuss the latest in iPhone 5 rumors, including that Sprint will be getting their own Apple handset and that it'll be dual-band. Plus, oh yeah, did you hear that Steve Jobs is leaving Apple as its CEO?
Roberto Baldwin finds it so hard to sing goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
There really was only one Apple news story this week; no use pretending otherwise. Sure, there were a couple other stories about Google or someone else, and we'll mention a couple of them, but the big news was the big news. After a successful run, the like of which we have never seen, Apple's CEO, Steve Jobs, stepped down from his position steering Apple's day to day operations. So let's cue that highlight reel of the one and only, Mr. Reality Distortion Field.
The rumor mill is abuzz with iPhone fodder this week, but it’s not all about the iPhone 5 as you might expect. Reuters is claiming that a cheaper 8GB model of the iPhone 4 will be arriving in late September in an effort for Apple to capture the hearts and minds of the more thrift-conscious among us.
It’s often a bummer to be a cell phone manufacturer catering to the United States, one of the few countries to have dual competing technologies with GSM (AT&T) and CDMA (Verizon). In the past that’s meant producing two different devices such as Apple did with the iPhone 4, but that could be a thing of that past come this fall.