Apple iPhone 5: 10 Most Prevalent Rumors About New Features
NEWS ANALYSIS: Apple hasn't even confirmed that an iPhone 5 is in design. But already the rumor mill is churning out reports of possible features for a new model that might appear as soon as June.Apple hasnt yet launched its iPhone 5, despite hopes that it would do so last year before it offered up the iPhone 4S. But that doesnt mean the company wont do it this year. In fact, rumors abound, suggesting Apple will launch the iPhone 5 this year. The stage is set, according to the latest rumors, for Apple to blow smartphone users away with its next smartphone. That said, its hard to determine what the device might come with when it launches sometime later this year. Over the last several months, a host of rumors have surfaced that either corroborate or counter earlier claims. All that has created a scenario where rumors keep coming and consumers have no idea what to believe. Its a real issue for analysts, too, who want to predict Apples future financial success.
To provide some understanding of the rumors circulating about the next Apple iPhone model and to provide some guidance about which ones might be more plausible than others, this column will examine 10 of the more prevalent rumors. Then readers can decide which ones make sense and which ones dont.