Remember not so long ago when the rumor mill claimed Apple wouldn't be unleashing a phablet-sized, 5.5-inch iPhone 6 this year due to supply chain problems? Turns out assumption may have been the correct one after all.
Apparently, the iPhone 6 rumor mill has run dry: No sooner does another report on Apple's fabled iWatch surface Thursday night, than two others pop up offering even more details on how Cupertino might dominate the wrist.
Everything we had heard about a bigger, 5.5-inch model of the rumored iPhone 6 pointed to a release in early 2015, months after the smaller 4.7-inch version is expected to launch. But the extra wait may now be avoided, thanks to Apple finding a solution to a pesky battery problem.
As is the case almost every year since the iPhone blasted onto the scene back in 2007, pieces and parts are slowly leaking out for this year's presumed iPhone 6, which may have finally revealed its backside this week.
As WWDC 2014 quickly approaches, the rumor mill has turned to an iMac refresh and other idle speculation in recent days, mostly jumping off the so-called "iWatch" bandwagon — a brief reprieve that ends right about now.
Apple chose to pass on the opportunity to incorporate Touch ID fingerprint sensors into the latest iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display models, but a new rumor suggests that oversight may get rectified later this year.
As it has for the last several years, Apple published the results of its annual supplier responsibility for 2013 this week, which puts a specific spotlight on the tantalum used in the manufacturing process.