WWDC brought us a chock full of new things, including iCloud and iTunes Match, as well as the full breakdown of features in the next iteration of OS X. But unfortunately, there was no iPhone at last week's big keynote. While that might be bad news for most of us, it's great news for Apple-centirc gossip mongers. With no hints as to what features, form or functions the next iteration of the company's flagship mobile product might have in store for consumers, the rumor mill has worked itself up into a lather over what we might be able to expect from Cupertino in the months to come. Here's a quick rundown of what we've seen circling the web lately, and what may be coming soon.
Those of us who had been anticipating an iPhone 5 announcement at last week's WWDC will be heartened to hear this bit of news: A "previously accurate" source has leaked information to 9to5Mac that the new device is already in use and in the final testing stages, possibly ready for a September release. Given that we know that iOS 5 will arrive this Fall, this seems plausible.
Inventory channel checks are often used to determine when new hardware might be on the way from Apple, with constrained supplies often a sign that a refresh is imminent. According to a new report, both the Mac Pro and Mac mini Server now fit that bill, which could indicate new stuff a-comin’.
It seems like the night before an Apple event, somebody somewhere leaks some kind of photo about a product or update that’s about to be announced. In keeping with tradition, late Sunday night an image surfaced that shows a pretty good concept for how notifications might work in iOS 5.
As we ponder what kind of goodness is in store for us all with Apple’s new iCloud, a couple of related tidbits have come to light, including the company finally taking control of the iCloud.com domain and some possible hardware refreshes for WWDC.
You may recall back on May 18 that we reported Apple was preparing to launch its annual back to school promotion on the heels of the “Apple Store 2.0” reboot on May 22. Much like a Harold Camping rapture prediction, the promotion has yet to appear -- but the wait may soon be over.
We know that Apple’s ARM-based A5 processor runs like a champ inside the iPad 2 (and is likely heading to the next iPhone) -- but could it also someday soon be powering the likes of a MacBook Air as well?
We know, you’re all sick of hearing about Europe’s favorite streaming music service, Spotify. Maybe you got excited all over again hearing rumors that the service could be incorporated into Facebook -- but now comes a “reality check” report throwing cold water on the idea.
iPhone 3GS owners: Don’t look for sympathy from users of the original iPhone or even the iPhone 3G when Apple finally unleashes iOS 5 later this year -- according to a new rumor floating around, the 3GS will be disinherited from running the next iOS.