With every new Apple event, fans of the click wheel-based iPod classic begin wringing their hands in anticipation of the fate of their favorite large-capacity music player -- could this be the year Cupertino finally puts it out to pasture?
It's one more rumorific round up of the news before next week's unveiling of the latest and greatest iPhone hardware. Will there be surprises? Should Apple pull a "one more thing"? And what about the iPad? Will we be seeing anything on that score soon? That and more in this week's speculative edition of The Week's Hottest news.
Last week we shared an image of what may be the actual fingerprint scanner for the iPhone 5S; today we bring you dubious photos of an alleged iPhone 5S box which seems to indicate a fingerprint scanner on the device itself. The images, leaked by Chinese site C Technology, appear to show that Apple's ditched the traditional encircled square for a gray ring around the home button's edge.
If you happen to be reading this from somewhere in the great white north of Canada, we've got a special recap for you today, with the bulk of our news coming right out of that country. Of course, if you were hoping Verizon would come up there and save your wireless industry, think again -- then read on for all the details.
No matter how great its fingerprint sensor is or how elegant the new gold color looks when the iPhone 5S is unveiled next week, there's going to be an inevitable sense of disappointment when the lights come back on after Tim Cook's wrap-up.
But it won't be because the iPhone 5S is underwhelming or the iPhone 5C is too expensive. It'll be because we know too much.
One of the strangest common threads among all the leaks we've seen of the iPhone 5S so far is that none have featured the fingerprint sensor we've heard so much about. Yet with some leaked photos from French site Nowhereelse.fr, that may have changed. Depicting a new home button flex cable part, the image looks as though it could at last prove that one of the iPhone 5S's most anticipated features may be a reality, after all.
If you've been wondering if all these rumors we've been throwing your way over the last few months have any truth to them, you'll be happy to know that at least one does. As Jim Dalrymple of The Loop relates, Apple just sent out media invitations for an event on September 10, long thought to be the official date for the release of the iPhone 5S (and possibly the iPhone 5C).