Sooo, just the biggest internet security problem in EVER this week, but no biggie. Lucky for Apple users, many of their services were safe, though it's not like you can't have been affected. Plus, iWatch rumors heating up this week, so we're moving into higher gear on the rumor front. And if you love LEGO, we've got a treat for you.
Holy smokes is it a week full of rumors. Since we love you, you know we do, we've got the good ones saved up here ready for you, just like a box of your favorite chocolates, the carmel only kind with no disgusting coconut in there to gunk it up. So, kisses all around, now let's dig in.
It's that time of the iPhone development cycle again. The alleged first images of the prototype for the new iPhone 6 are gracing the pages of MacRumors today, and yes, they're shot in the same blurry style normally reserved for shots of UFOs and Bigfoot. The pics came in from an anonymous source on Twitter, and according to Sonny Dickson (who sent out some of the best pre-release photos of the iPhone 5s), they originate from a source in China.
Many of the most popular speculative concepts for Apple's new iPhone have depicted a unit without bezels (most notably in the work of Martin Hajek, seen below), but now news is surfacing from The Korea Herald (via Cult of Mac) that this is what we'll be seeing in the new release, after all.
We've heard before that Apple plans to place a lot of emphasis on health monitoring with its upcoming iWatch, and each new bit of news seems to confirm it. As 9to5Mac reports, the latest proof seems to come from Apple's alleged hiring of Roy J.E.M. Raymann, a sleep researcher from Philips Research, who's the latest name in a growing list of health professionals associated with the iWatch team.
Here's a good rumor on which to end Friday. According to French site Mac4Ever (via MacRumors), the new Mac Pro might be a little more awesome than originally thought, especially for the gamers out there. Based on their research, Mac Pro owners may be able to switch out their graphics cards.
If the Taiwanese publication Want Daily is to be believed (as reported by MacRumors via others), we'll get to see the new MacBook Pro with Intel's latest Haswell processor as early as September. The report allegedly drew its information from sources along the Taiwanese supply chain, and while the report itself apparently isn't available online, Japanese site EMSOne was able to determine from the report that the devices would likely appear next month.
Been looking forward to the release of the highly anticipated iPad mini with Retina display? According to Bloomberg, you won't have to wait much longer, and if you find that size truly matters, you'll be happy to know we might be seeing the launch of the new iPad at the same time. Unfortunately, we won't see them during the same September 10 event focusing on the launch of the new iPhone, but during a separate event scheduled for the "last three months" of 2013.
And so our long wait is almost over. Maybe. This weekend AllThingsD revealed that "sources" claimed the next iPhone would be revealed on September 10, and this morning Jim Dalrymple of The Loop seemed to confirm this with a simple "yes." Not the hardest evidence to rely on, to be sure, but both sources have a reputation for being right about this kind of thing.
Now that the dust surrounding iOS 7 and the new Mac Pro is finally starting to settle, the Apple rumor mill is starting to turn its attention to other subjects--most notably, the so-called "budget" iPhone. With the recent posting of a video to YouTube by Michael Kukielka of DetroitBORG, as reported by MacRumors, those rumors are starting to assume physical form.