Will they or won’t they? Apple’s release of an iPhone 5 this summer is being widely debated after the WWDC 2011 appears to focus strictly on the future of iOS (and Mac OS), but it appears that two Korean cell phone carriers may be getting the device in late June anyway.
While yesterday's rumor mill seemed to circle around the next version of OS X, today's highlights the next version of iOS. The latest scuttlebutt is that iOS 5 may not see the light of day until this fall. Instead of Apple possibly unveiling the latest version this spring, we may not see an official preview until summer, possibly alongside WWDC.
With the international release of the iPad 2 well underway, thoughts are beginning to turn to what Apple could possibly have up its sleeves next. One product that we know of already is the public release of OS X Lion in the early part of this summer. If a new rumor is to be believed, it would appear that Apple should have no troubles meeting this deadline, as it appears the latest and greatest OS X could already be nearing "Golden Master" status.
If the rumors are yet again to be believed, Apple is reworking the $99 per year MobileMe service to include something called a “music locker” -- cloud storage to keep your music library available from anywhere with an internet connection, and it may come with a $20 per year price tag.
Take this one with a grain of salt, but a new report claims that Apple may slip out a modest iOS 4.3.1 update in the next two weeks, mostly to squash a few bugs -- and probably squash jailbreak attempts as well.
It’s hard to imagine Apple’s future products without Jonathan Ive behind them, but recent reports claimed the iconic designer planned a return to his U.K. home turf -- rumors that are now being called false.
It seems to be rumor Friday around these parts. iLounge is alleging that Apple plans to do a major MobileMe revamp for next month, including making it free. Their source, who remains unnamed, works for a major educational institution and says that Apple is telling students to sign up for the 60-day trial to cover the gap between now and when the free service will become available.
Word from Foxconn headquarters is that Apple's fifth-generation iPhone has been spotted, and that it is allegedly slated for mass production any day now. It also -- apparently -- looks like a descendent of the Terminator.
It may be iPad 2 day, but that doesn’t mean that speculation about the next iPhone can’t also be newsworthy. If recently released engineering diagrams are to be believed, the iPhone 5 may indeed have a larger, edge-to-edge screen.
Almost keeping with tradition from last year, where no sooner did we get the first generation of the iPad, we then saw an announcement about iOS 4 shortly thereafter. If the Google translation of a recent posting on German site Macerkopf.de is to be believed, April should bring us not only a glimpse of iOS 5, but also the long awaited MobileMe redo, again on the heels of an iPad release.