iPhone rumors are like flies at a summer picnic: they're nearly unstoppable. Collected in one batch are all the iPhone 5S/6 rumors CNET has reported so far, with some commentary on where these rumors came from.
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Well, it's been about a year and it's safe to say this: we can finally stop talking about the iPhone 5S and 5C rumors on Rumor Has It.
That is, until we talk about all the things we thought we were getting but didn't get.
But I digress. Just this week, Apple sent invites for its event on Tuesday, so I took a moment to recap all the rumors about the phone(s) so far.
Also this week, the PlayStation 4 might also include voice recognition, using the PlayStation Eye camera. Sweet, now everyone can yell at the TV and have it actually do something.
A newly surfaced photo suggests that, as has been frequently speculated, Apple's next iPhone will come with fingerprint scanning technology.
Tuesday, French site Nowhereelse.fr published a photo, reportedly obtained by a "mole," that supposedly depicts a new part for the home button on Apple's anticipated iPhone 5S. The photo of the home button flex cable shows a new sensor affixed to the button and includes an identifier that is consistent with Apple's number scheme for parts, according to MacRumors.
"The flex cable part is far more complex than that seen in the iPhone … Read more
Apple has bigger designs on the biggest smartphone market in the world.
New iPhones could help Apple catch up with Samsung in China -- Samsung is now the single largest smartphone player in that market -- if two likely scenarios happen.
First, Apple announces a lower-cost iPhone, rumored to be the 5C. That would provide a better match for China's price-sensitive consumers.
Second, Apple cuts a deal with China Mobile, the biggest carrier in the largest smartphone market in the world.
Apple's growth in China has been stunted, in part, because it hasn't been able to strike … Read more
Apple is gearing up for what will be a busy time for its retail stores and support staff. According to a report from AppleInsider, vacations for AppleCare employees are largely blocked from September 15 through September 28. Apple's new iPhones and iOS 7 are expected to be announced on September 10 in San Francisco, with shipments of the products beginning around September 20.
Below is some of what's expected to be unveiled for the iPhone 5S and the lower-cost iPhone 5C. (Read our full Apple rumor report here.)Camera: Probably the most important feature for the consumer is a better camera. … Read more
With about two weeks to go before Apple's expected September 10 iPhone unveiling in San Francisco, there is a outpouring of pictures and videos purported to be the forthcoming devices, or at least parts of them.
CNET is keeping track of the various rumors, images and specs for Apple's new flagship phone, the 5S, and the lower-cost 5C.
On Monday, a few new videos surfaced of what could be the back enclosure of the iPhone 5S and 5C, including a champagne/gold version of the 5S. Of course, greater interest is focused on what will be inside the enclosure, underneath the glass … Read more
A brief comment from an NTT Docomo executive points to the imminent introduction of the Apple iPhone 5S.
In and interview published Monday, the executive was addressing the possibility of NTT Docomo handling sales of the iPhone 5S, a widely expected next edition of Apple's smartphone.
"It would be difficult to start sales on the 10th," said NTT Docomo senior executive vice president Kazuto Tsubouchi, in an interview with Japan's Sankei Shimbun, a major business daily.
Tsubouchi was referring to September 10, the day Apple is rumored to announce the iPhone 5S and other phones.
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A tweet from a Fox News reporter claims that new Apple silicon rumored to land in the iPhone 5S is "very fast," while an Apple-centric blog says it will be 64-bit -- echoing a previous rumor.
Clayton Morris tweeted Sunday that Apple's next-generation A7 chip (the A6 currently powers the iPhone 5 and iPad 4) "is running at about 31% faster than A6. I'm hearing it's very fast."
Then 9to5Mac, which cited the tweet, added a bit of flavor, claiming that some A7 prototypes are 64-bit.