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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 iPhone 5S camera will get a small spec bump. Apple-watcher Rene Ritchie of iMore expects the 5S's iSight (rear-facing) camera to add a larger f2.0 aperture, which would allow more light to enter than the f/2.4 aperture on the iPhone 5. The result: Better image quality in low-light conditions. Apple wouldn't be a trailblazer here, however, as the HTC One already has an f2.0 aperture. The iSight shooter will likely remain at 8 megapixels, with Apple saving the big camera upgrade for next year's iPhone 6. As for the bargain iPhone 5C? Hopefully, it will retain the iPhone 5's very good camera rather than downgrading to an inferior shooter. A lot might depend on how aggressively Apple prices the iPhone 5C, however.

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Laurianne
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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
re: 8 iPhone 5 Rumors: Best And Worst
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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majenkins,
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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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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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