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.
Look, anyone outside of the secret circle at Apple Inc. who tells you the iPhone 5 is coming soon probably doesn’t know what they’re talking about. About the only real clue is the promised fall arrival of iOS 5, which is unlikely to be released without new hardware to complement it -- but bear with us as we chat up another new rumor anyway.
9to5Mac is reporting that Apple plans to begin pre-orders for the next iPhone on September 30 in anticipation for an October 7 launch. According to sources, Apple has been mulling on whether to release the new iPhone on October 7 or October 14, but decided with the former because of how quickly production is moving along.
Apple has still not officially announced or finalized a pre-order start date, or a launch date- for the iPhone 4. It's also rumored that the company will release two different versions of the iPhone: one as an upgrade, and possibly a cheaper, pre-paid model. It's also likely that the update will feature a faster processor, a better camera and, of course, iOS 5.
As we edge closer to September, the August rumor cycle begins steaming up. Will September 7 prove the magic day? Will the iPhone 5 make its appearance? Will you be able to buy it that day? And what about this mysterious discount iPhone we keep hearing about? Prepaid? All in the cloud? What gives?