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8 iPhone 5 Rumors: Best And Worst

Apple reveals its latest iPhone -- possibly two of them -- on Sept. 10. We separate the bogus iPhone rumors from the smart predictions.
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The sketchiest iPhone rumors tend to fade away as an Apple launch date approaches, and this year is no exception. In July, a widely circulated online rumor predicted that Apple would delay the release of iPhone 5S in order to upgrade the device's screen size to 4.3 inches from four inches. The Commercial Times, a Taiwanese newspaper, reported the story, which was later picked up by Bloomberg. Well, the rumor didn't have legs, and most Apple watchers still expect the iPhone 5S to have a four-inch screen just like its predecessor.

The iPhone 6 might be different story, however. The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Apple is testing iPhone screens as large as six inches. If true, an iPhone phablet might not be far off.

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Laurianne
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9/10/2013 | 3:29:31 PM
re: 8 iPhone 5 Rumors: Best And Worst
A former colleague of mine recently raised the point on Twitter that the rumor buzz about phone colors seems silly in this day and age when almost every iphone user can get a case in any color of the rainbow, personalized with pictures even. Does phone color even matter? Almost everyone puts the iPhone in a case.
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9/9/2013 | 8:41:52 PM
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Agreed. Apple tends to declare a standard and hope its choice becomes so rather than waiting until there's industry consensus.
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9/9/2013 | 5:21:19 PM
re: 8 iPhone 5 Rumors: Best And Worst
Why would Apple, the company that had a weird non-standard connector on all of its phones up until last year and then chose a different non-standard connector to replace it, care which wireless charging technology becomes the industry standard.
Alex Kane Rudansky
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9/9/2013 | 4:41:35 PM
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I'm curious to see how the (possible) finger print scanning feature would affect iPhone use in terms of how much secure information people are comfortable storing on their phones.
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