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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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Earlier this year, Digitimes reported that Apple would add wireless charging to the iPhone by the end of 2013. Citing anonymous sources, the often wrong but always prolific source of Apple rumors said the next-gen iPhone would likely use wireless charging technology developed internally by Apple.

Tech bloggers immediately shot down the report. 9to5Mac, for instance, called the news "unlikely," saying it would require significant design changes to the iPhone's trademark aluminum shell. And as InformationWeek's Eric Zeman pointed out recently, Apple is unlikely to add the feature to the iPhone until one of three competing wireless charging technologies, each backed by a different consortium -- the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), Power Matters Alliance (PMA) and Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) -- is declared the industry standard.

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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
re: 8 iPhone 5 Rumors: Best And Worst
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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