After 9 p.m. on a Thursday night is an odd time to launch a new flagship smartphone, but that's just what the Google Play Store did with the LG-made Nexus 5 last night — except the whole thing was a mistake.
Just in case you needed another reminder that the days of total surprises from Apple may be long over, Sonny Dickson released photographs today of the fifth generation iPad's redesigned chassis. Dickson was the first person to reveal reliable photos of the iPhone 5c prior to its launch, and it looks as though this is a trend we can expect from him in the future.
Now that the gold iPhone's out and (apparently) holding millions in awe, Apple's may be going for the gold with its other products as well. Judging by photos posted on Chinese site Zol.com.cn (via MacRumors), Apple may have a gold iPad mini in the works, complete with a fingerprint sensor similar to the one we see on the iPhone 5s.
Earlier today AppleInsider published a lengthy article about its discovery that Apple is developing a new 17-watt power adapter for what can only be an new product, and speculation has been running wild as guesses emerge as to what it might be. At 17 watts, it provides a little more energy that you need for an iPad, but much less than the 45 watts needed to run an MacBook Air.
Many of the leaks we've seen over the last few months have featured the iPhone, but today iPad fans get their treat. As reported by TechCrunch, Unbox Therapy managed to get their hands on an alleged case for the iPad 5. If it's really an iPad 5 case, it looks as though it borrows heavily from the lessons learned from the iPad mini, as predicted by previous leaks.
At this point, the "champagne" iPhone 5S and the low-cost iPhone 5C must count as two of the most leaked devices in Apple history. We've seen plenty of photos of the last couple of weeks, but now, as 9to5Mac reports, we're even starting to see videos allegedly showing versions of the units around two weeks of their supposed announcement on September 10.
Don't like black, white, or even "champagne" iPhones for that matter? if a series of photos that surfaced this morning bears any truth, we could also be seeing a fourth, graphite iteration of the iPhone 5 when it makes its anticipated appearance next month. The new photos come from Sonny Dickson, the same man who broke the first high quality photos of the so-called iPhone 5C.
Rumors and leaks are heating up and you know what that means: pure speculation! Fakes! A slowly growing fever pitch of excitement as we get closer and closer to the big day. If the 9/10 predictors are right, we'll be seeing Apple invites pretty soon, but only time will tell. That, and a MacLife columnist goes Android rogue — GASP!!!