3 things we know for sure about the next iPhone

Summary:Wading through all the rumors, there are only three things we can say for certain about the next iPhone coming from Apple.

The year is young but it is already rife with rumors about the next phone coming our way from Cupertino. You don't have to look far on the web to find speculation about the shape, size, and all sort of "information" about the next iPhone. You can also find that it will definitely be called the iPhone 5; of course you can find it won't, too.

Folks, those are merely rumors, and putting stock in those is an exercise in futility. In spite of its touchy-feely reputation one thing Apple doesn't do well is share. That is particularly true when it comes to information about upcoming products.

Spout the latest rumor if you must, but don't be surprised when you are left with egg on your face. There are only three certainties about the next iPhone.

  1. A prototype will be left in a bar. This is the only iPhone rumor with historical precedence.
  2. Samsung will run TV ads making fun of iPhone enthusiasts camping out in line for the next iPhone. Complete with baristas.
  3. There will be lines, really long lines of buyers waiting to buy the next big iPhone.

Topics: iPhone, Mobility, Telcos


James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' w... Full Bio

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