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.
If you still haven't had your fill of rumors now that the iPhone 5s/5c business is finally out in the open, consider this: French site MacGeneration has heard that the next Apple event will be on October 15. 9to5 Mac notes that we should all take such news with a grain of salt since MacGeneration has a spotty record when it comes to rumors, but the date fits earlier projections that we'd see the release of Mavericks sometime in October.
While Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile US have all started appealing to frequent smartphone buyers with early upgrade policies, Sprint has instead clung to its claims of being "truly unlimited" — until now, that is.
Judging from a patent filing recently discovered by AppleInsider, it looks as though the rumors that the iPhone 5S's fingerprint sensor could support payment options might be true after all. Originally analysts believed that the fingerprint-payment feature was a little too advanced for the upcoming release, but AppleInsider's research shows that Apple had such an idea in mind all the way back in March of 2012.
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.
Looks like Apple might finally be caving in to all those demands for phones with huge screens like we see with Android devices. According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple's been tinkering with screens that measure as much as 6 inches, up from the iPhone 5's 4-inch screen. Don't expect them anytime soon, though.
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.