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.
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.