When it comes to rumors, the iPhone is King
When it comes to rumors being spread about a product, it is the Apple iPhone which consumes everyone’s attention with what the coming iPhone might contain. The day after the iPhone 4S came out, there were already rumors about what the next one would contain and when it might be available for everyone. Some of the ongoing rumors for the coming iPhone are almost certain to become part of the next iPhone solely because that is what the rest of the industry is doing. As an example, quad core phones are expected to be the norm in a few months and the iPad has the A5X processor in it. Given that the next iPhone is expected to arrive in the fall, we can assume that it will contain a quad core processor.
And the rumors are all over the place with what may or may not be included in the coming iPhone. Some are very believable because we expect to see certain things. Others are the type of wouldn’t it be nice to have. And some are the kind of never going to see, but I would love to have. Here are some examples of what is going around:
- iPhone coming with a 3.5 inch screen. (iPhone 4S size)
- iPhone coming with a 3.7 inch screen
- iPhone coming with a 4 inch screen
- iPhone with reduced bezel for larger screen
- Texas Instruments producing “power management chips”
- 4G LTE phone
- Quad Core Processor
- LTE on Quad Core Processor
There are so many more rumors than this, such as one which had the iPhone coming with a curved back. These things just seem to keep coming. There is even a rumor being circulated that Apple has applied for a patent on a glass phone. We know that it would not be made of actual glass, but rather plastic or some other material. The idea of a clear phone where you can see all the components is an interesting idea. There are reports of the iPhone coming in Q2 and not in Q3 as is widely expected. We went through that rumor mill last year with the iPhone 4S, which if Apple had followed their normal process would have been announced in June. That came and went and in the end, it was September. I am not sure people really care all that much about it launching in June. They are more interested in whether it will have a 4 inch screen or not.
But it seems that many of the rumors we have been hearing are either too far out on what we could consider to be the fringes of what it might contain, to those that we have been hearing for so long, we just assume they are going to be included. It is as if we are approaching overload because the rumors just don’t ever seem to stop and that may be part of the problem. The biggest rumor over the past few weeks is the screen size because all the other are ones which have been heard before or we just do not care about that much, such as the docking component changing on the iPhone. After a while you get down to “so what”.
Some are calling the rumors of the coming iPhone to be a snoozefest and that may be on the mark. Some of what we are expecting to see are the same items we were expecting to see on the iPhone which was released last fall. Since we have been hearing about those before the last iPhone, there is not too much expectation for anything which is all that new in the rumor mill. We have heard about 4G LTE, quad core processor, possibly larger screen size and a new shape for the iPhone with a reduced bezel. That does not leave too many new rumors to be talked about.
Do you think we have heard all there is to hear in the rumor mill for the coming iPhone?