If the latest rumors are true, we'll find out September 7 what the iPhone 5 looks like. That's when Apple will purportedly hold a media event to unveil whatever it's been hatching all summer.
In the meantime, MacRumors has cooked up some decidedly sexy mockups of the iPhone 5. (Click either photo for a larger version.) But these images aren't based on wishful thinking; Chinese case manufacturers have already started producing iPhone 5 cases based on some design specs that were leaked last month.
Consequently, MacRumors commissioned CiccareseDesign to "create high-quality renderings made as closely … Read more
The latest reports and rumors in the world of Apple purport that the company is planning a media event for September 7 and may unveil a free "iCloud iPhone" alongside its standard iPhone 5.
Japanese tech news site Kodawarisan (English version) says that Apple will announce its new lineup of iPods at the September 7 event. That's around the same date that Apple typically shows off its new iPods, though last year the company kicked off the event slightly earlier in the month, on September 1.
As the rumor mill surrounding the impending release of Apple's iPhone 5 continues to churn, wireless carriers find themselves in the mix, reportedly testing the latest version of the iPhone for network compatibility and stability.
The Guardian (U.K.) has filed a report saying that its sources claim that carriers have received the highly secure boxes that contain the iPhone 5 testing units from Apple."The next iPhones go for their testing inside locked and sealed boxes so that the carriers can carry out checks on their network compatibility in their labs."
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Dueling rumors about the iPhone 5 now point to a new edition of Apple's flagship as launching either in late September or in October, take your pick.
Rumor No. 1 is calling for the iPhone's debut in late September, according to Gizmodo, which cited an e-mail allegedly from an AT&T employee.
In the e-mail, the employee said that AT&T is denying any vacations requested during the last two weeks of September "due to an event blackout." The person claims that the only time this is done is during an iPhone release.
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Apple may have killed off its last white plastic gadget with the recent shelving of the unibody MacBook, but an alleged iPhone prototype that's making the rounds suggests it could be making a comeback.
Macrumors today picked up on a forum post from Vietnamese site Tinhte--the same outlet that got ahold of the iPhone 4 ahead of its official announcement, and more recently a 64GB iPhone 4 model--with what it says is a new variant of the iPhone 4.
What's new? The translated forum post says the device is a little bit faster than the iPhone 4, weighs less, and is sporting plastic on the front and rear instead of glass.
That last bit is where things get interesting. Apple nearly shipped the original iPhone with a plastic screen, before changing it up to "optical-quality glass" just ahead of release for what the company said would result in a "superior level of scratch resistance and optical clarity." That Apple would be contemplating a step back to plastic based on that claim is worthy of some eyebrow raising. … Read more
Real or not? That's the question we always ask when we see design schematics, drawings, or mockups of upcoming cases for upcoming Apple products. But in the past, a few of those schematics have proved to be reliable previews of the design of next iPhone or iPad.
In this instance, the source of the alleged CAD drawing for a new case design for the iPhone 5 comes from a U.K. blog, Mobile Fun, which says a Chinese case manufacturer passed it on. Then Mobile Fun separately received a mockup (below) from another case manufacturer.Related links iPhone 5 rumor roundup … Read more
Apple and AT&T are both reportedly gearing up their employees for September, the month that the iPhone 5 is expected to launch, according to several reports.
Apple will be bumping up its staff in U.S. retail Apple stores early this fall, according to MacRumors. This follows prior reports of Apple looking to increase staffing in the U.K. from August through October as noted by SlashGear and other tech news sites.
Apple is also bringing back former employees to work part-time for holidays, product launches, and the back-to-school season, added MacRumors, citing a former employee who received … Read more
Though portability has been at the forefront of Apple's game plan since the introduction of the first iPhone, a new rumor reinforces recent speculation that your living room could be where Apple sets its sights next--specifically with a 55-inch OLED TV.
Apple may be introducing the set sometime in 2012, according to a source cited by Smarthouse, an online lifestyle technology guide, who claims that recent deal-seeking from Apple includes distribution rights for the television.Among the rights Apple are after are current TV shows being aired in the U.S.A., claims a Hollywood lawyer who believes that … Read more
Using a credits-based system, Apple is proposing (via a new patent filing) an option for offline purchasing of iPhone and iPad games and apps.
When you do not have a network connection, you will still be able to purchase items using the credits you purchase from Apple (much like an iTunes Gift Card currently), except the credits would be on your iPhone locally instead of in your iTunes Store Account.
The next time you have a network connection, your local iPhone account would sync with your iTunes Store Account and the credits discrepancy would be settled."When a user … Read more