3 things we know for sure about the next iPhone

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.

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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.

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  • RE: 3 things we know for sure about the next iPhone

    I'm sorry I read this. I thought you actually had real details.
    darrenwbaker
    • Amen

      @darrenwbaker Amen again!
      GeoffMichael
  • RE: 3 things we know for sure about the next iPhone

    Why do I feel a "made you look" moment here?
    dksmidtx
  • There is a fourth thing we know for sure about the next iPhone

    Tech bloggers will speculate endlessly about it and the fanbois on all sides will put in their 2 cents about how magical/sucky/etc it will be. I'm getting some popcorn.
    athynz
  • Some peopoe will loath it. Some people will love it.

    And there will be those who just don't care but take the time to respond to every article written about the new iPhone:P

    Pagan jim
    James Quinn
  • 4th

    Columnists will continue to write link bait articles
    davebarnes
  • RE: 3 things we know for sure about the next iPhone

    I just got JK-Rolled! Damn you James! You win this round...
    Bates_
  • RE: 3 things we know for sure about the next iPhone

    Will never click on another item from him again.
    Swanmann
  • RE: 3 things we know for sure about the next iPhone

    Thanks for giving me a laugh on a dismal Monday morning!!!
    Muttley49
  • RE: 3 things we know for sure about the next iPhone

    The lost in a bar thing made me laugh. The other two were sad but true.
    grant@...
  • RE: 3 things we know for sure about the next iPhone

    4. It will be the last iPhone design Steve Jobs contributed his input to.
    kenosha77a
    • RE: 3 things we know for sure about the next iPhone

      That's a good thing.
      toddybottom_z
      • Well that's ONE "ahem" mans opinion.

        @toddybottom_z ... Certainly not everyone's.

        Pagan jim
        James Quinn
      • RE: 3 things we know for sure about the next iPhone

        Looks like somebody else beat me to flagging you.

        lol... :D
        ScorpioBlue
      • RE: 3 things we know for sure about the next iPhone

        @toddybottom_z

        Jeez, buddy, give it a REST! You must have major blisters by now....
        rahbm
  • RE: 3 things we know for sure about the next iPhone

    Thanks for giving me a laugh on a dismal Monday morning!!!
    Muttley49
  • RE: 3 things we know for sure about the next iPhone

    1) It will annoy every single IT admin on the planet.
    2) It will do nothing original but will look good and be well marketed
    3) CEOs and MDs will need one, probably on the day it comes out, and will use them to show off to their mates, and for nothing else.
    edulike
    • Not every IT Admin for I know at least a few who are Apple fans:)

      @edulike ... They will look good but in and of itself there is nothing wrong with that. Also they will work well which is the point. As for your last "ahem" point. Well maybe from your perspective but I'm starting to think over all your issues maybe personal in general.

      Pagan jim
      James Quinn
    • RE: 3 things we know for sure about the next iPhone

      @edulike but anyone that want to actually use it, will buy a Nokia Lumia phone. Because it contains the best hardware/software combination.
      Stephen-B
      • RE: 3 things we know for sure about the next iPhone

        @Stephen-B

        Written like a true troll.
        rahbm