Your Apple Rumor Roundup: iPhone, iWatch, iEverything
Apple was in the news a lot last week for a bunch of products it hasn’t announced or even confirmed. That’s right: It’s high rumor season for Apple. Here’s the latest.
And, yeah, these are rumors. Some more likely to be true than others, but none confirmed. At all.
Apple may finally be developing not just one, but two larger-sized smartphones as a follow-up to the 5s (if we’re to believe the latest rumors, that is).
According to the Wall Street Journal, the company is preparing an iPhone with a screen “larger than 4.5 inches” and another with a screen “larger than 5 inches,” both due this year.
Apple last year trotted out the iPhone 5s, a solid update to 2012’s iPhone 5. The phone was given speedier hardware and a fingerprint reader, but the 4-inch size of the phone’s screen did not change. As Samsung, HTC, and other Android smartphone makers had already begun surpassing the 4-inch mark with their devices’ display sizes, many were hoping for a larger screen on the 5s.
Beyond the excitement of the increased screen sizes for the new iPhones, another report also states that Apple may be switching out the durable Gorilla Glass display surfaces for sapphire, the scratch-proof material that makes up the home button on the iPhone 5s.
Leaked images of what claim to be the design of the upcoming iPhone 6 can be seen here.
Remember when we told you last month that now may not be a great time to buy an Apple TV? This is why.
Not only do we expect the unveiling of a new and improved set-top box from Apple soon, but reports also have the company working on a content deal with Comcast, one that would bring live television streaming to the newest version of Apple TV.
Other tidbits about the purported Apple TV include faster, improved hardware and possible gaming functionality.
We’re still waiting for Apple to make its play in smartwatches.