As if you haven’t heard enough, yet another pablum summary of Apple’s as-yet-unannounced next iPhone plans, this one from Joanna Stern on ABC.
For the past two years, Apple has released a new iPhone in September, which means that many are preparing for a long-anticipated upgrade. And yes, according to reports, Apple is now gearing up for its annual September iPhone event where it is expected to release the successor to the iPhone 5 — presumably the iPhone 5S — and another phone called the iPhone 5C.
Investigative reporting at its best.
Siri was the standout feature of the iPhone 4S, and all signs point to a fingerprint sensor as the standout feature of the 5S. According to various reports… the iPhone 5S will have a fingerprint sensor in the circular home button… Why would you want to have a fingerprint sensor on a phone, iPhone or not? The hardware feature would be a way to “authenticate” you and offer another way of securing your phone. It would also likely offer an alternative to entering a PIN or password. Apple has also already said that iOS 7, the next version of the iPhone software, has more security or authentication features to protect against iPhone thefts or Apple picking. For instance, one feature requires you to input your Apple ID before resetting the device.
Oh, and one model of the iPhone 5S will come in gold.
But that’s not all we’re going to hear about colors. There is speculation that there will be another, more affordable iPhone: the iPhone 5C. The C is said to stand not for cheap but for colors. According to various leaked photos, the iPhone 5C is made of plastic and will come in various hues, including green, pink, white, blue and yellow.
I think ‘C’ stands for China.
Oh, and why isn’t there a rumor scorecard online somewhere?