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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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Nearly all tech prognosticators expect Apple to launch the high-end iPhone 5S and low-end iPhone 5C on Sept. 10. But there's always a rebel out there. Case in point: Phil Moore of Stabley Times. He says there's a 70% chance that Apple will launch the iPhone 6 instead.

Why? In his words: "Because the iOS 7 makeover Apple has already shown off is too aggressive and too radical to be wasted on an iPhone 5S, which looks just like the current iPhone 5." Also: "Leaked images show a new budget iPhone 5 model, which suggests Apple won't keep that same design for its new flagship phone."

An interesting hypothesis, perhaps, but the leaked images we've seen suggest otherwise. The iPhone 5S is indeed the new high-end model, and it will retain the basic shape and size of the iPhone 5. The iPhone 6? Next year.

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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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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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