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.
The Facebook app for iOS is frustrating. Users have complained that it’s sluggish, has a propensity to crash at the most tender moments, and is constantly struggling to load. The New York Times has even found that that out of 38,000 iTunes App Store reviews, about 21,000 of users gave the app just one star.
The hot news is of course Apple's confirmation that something's going down this Wednesday. It doesn't take a genius to figure out the schedule and the image and now all that's left is wrangling over specs. Will there be surprises? We sure hope so. Meanwhile, here's a few other stories that were burning up the wires this week.
New reports indicate a number of alleged changes in the next iPhone, including RAM, processor, and camera upgrades. But, it is the new Assistant software that sources believe will be the key feature of the iPhone 5.
According to the report, Assistant will be based on the Siri platform, and will be the evolution of the Voice Control software that first appeared with the iPhone 3GS.
Apparently a Sprint version of the iPad is all ready to go and just awaiting the green light from Apple. According to sources, the Sprint iPad will be released alongside the iPhone, which may or may not be the iPhone 5, and could happen as early as October 5.
The report suggests that the Sprint iPad is completely separate from the CDMA Verizon iPad, and could possibly be built to run on Sprint’s robust 4G WiMAX network.