Is a supersized iPad on the way? Will Apple's low-cost iPhone be an unholy chimera? Will Steve Wozniak taint a Steve Jobs movie by association? Would any of these questions ever be asked in polite conversation? The remainders for Monday, January 28, 2013 are questioning their sanity.
Rumor has it that a 128GB iPad is waiting in the wings, possibly supplementing the current models. The information via retail channels is supported by code found in iTunes 11 as well as a beta version of iOS 6.1. I say it's all disinformation for Apple's plan to release a 1TB--you heard it here first! (Annnnnd probably also last.)
And the scrying begins. MacRumors points to a French site reporting photos of what it says are speaker enclosures for both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6. Perhaps if we stare at them long enough, we can divine something fascinating and new about forthcoming iPhones, like...uh...that they have speakers?
New Details On Apple's Budget iPhone 5 (iLounge)
As long as we're talking product rumors, iLounge has followed up its report from last week more information about the low-cost iPhone. It's said to be all plastic, "a cross between the iPhone 5, fifth-generation iPod touch, and... wait for it... the iPod classic." Why stop there? I want a phone that's a cross between the iPhone 5, fifth-generation iPod touch, iPod classic, Performa 6300CD, Macintosh 512k, Apple hockey puck mouse, Newton MessagePad, and Apple Extended Keyboard II. Beat that.
A Smartphone So Tempting That Even Its Thief Was Robbed (New York Times)
A kid steals an iPhone from a 16-year-old girl in Central Park, then tries to sell it to a man who steals it from the kid--who in turn tries to report the crime to the police. File it under list of "things that probably don't happen to Android phones."
Woz opted to consult on the Sony-produced, Aaron Sorkin-scripted Steve Jobs movie, instead of the soon-to-be-released Ashton Kutcher vehicle. So expect it to include a large number (read: greater than one) of conversations conducted while riding Segways through the halls of One Infinite Loop.
"First of all," Kutcher told the paper, "the fruitarian diet can lead to like severe issues...my pancreas levels were completely out of whack." You know, there's such a thing as too method, Ashton.