So it turns out—maybe, possibly—that Apple's "We still have a lot to cover" slogan for tomorrow's event might have a double meaning after all. Cult of Mac reports that blogger (and former Apple employee) Jamie Ryan suggests that tomorrow's event could see the release of a "keyboard" cover such as we see with the Microsoft Surface.
Looks like all those exciting rumors about a new Apple TV appearing after tomorrow's event might be a dud, after all. That doesn't mean that an update isn't on the way, but in the words of former TechCrunch writer M.G. Siegler, we might have to wait a while for a signficant upgrade.
The past year has been full of all kinds of surprises for Apple TV, and each new app and service improvement seems to suggest that Apple wants to consider the diminutive device more than a "hobby." According to Engadget, Apple may even be about to make a bolder step with the device. As of right now the Amazon listing for Apple TV is marked as sold out in Germany, and the one in France (which was sold out earlier) has been restocked with third-party suppliers.
That e-tailer Amazon is working diligently on its own smartphone is hardly a secret -- it's been rumored for quite some time. But could the company partner with HTC and make the handset exclusive to subscribers of its Prime service?
Assuming Apple is holding the rumored media event next Tuesday, Oct. 22, the media should start receiving invites today, but the rumor mill is abuzz with potential release dates for the hardware expected to be unveiled there.
If there's any one reason to look forward to the (possible) upcoming release announcements reportedly scheduled for October 22, it's to get a look at the anticipated new iPad minis with Retina display that so many Apple enthusiasts have wanted for so long. But according to Macotakara (via 9to5 Mac), that Retina display could also leave us with a slightly thicker iPad mini.
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.