There is no rumor like an Apple rumor, and there is no company like Apple to cause the world to pore over everything it can to find even the vaguest hints of what the company is planning. Today is one of those days, because Amazon's French and German sites did a tiny little thing that might hint at an Apple TV refresh during the October 22nd media event the company will hold in San Francisco.
Apple will hold its next media event on October 22nd, according to AllThingsD. Unnamed sources said the event would focus on new iPad models, but that the company's new Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks would get some love, too.
T-Mobile has apparently blocked employee vacations between September 20 and September 22, which would coincide nicely with the expected release of the iPhone 5's successor. Apple will be hosting a special iPhone-related media event on September 10, and typically new models ship about a week later, or in this case, September 20.
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Apple hasn't confirmed new iPhones are coming, or that it is hosting a September launch event. Still, with the number of images and videos of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C that have hit the Internet most of these are feeling like rumors only in name. Rumors of T-Mobile's employee blackout dates fit, too, so there's a pretty good chance people will be lining up on September 20 to get their new iPhones.
A new Apple iPhone 5S rumor has emerged Japan based on an iPhone SIM tray that is "gunmetal gray." It could indicate that Apple has another color in the works. Bryan Chaffin likes this rumor, but he's not betting on it just yet.
Rumors and reports of Apple's next-generation processor for its iOS devices are spreading fast. Over the weekend, Fox News anchor Clayton Morris tweeted that unnamed sources told him Apple's unannounced A7 processor are "very fast," and another report claimed that Apple has been testing 64-bit versions of the A7 chip. Bryan Chaffin takes these rumors for a spin.
Amazon is reportedly developing an Amazon-branded TV console that would run on Android and use apps found on the Amazon Appstore for Android. The device will supposedly have its own dedicated game controller and be available by Black Friday for the holiday shopping season. Bryan Chaffin offers his thoughts on the subject.
Activist group China Labor Watch (CLW) has outed—or confirmed, depending on your point of view—Apple's plans to release a low-cost iPhone model. In a report accusing Apple supplier Pegatron of labor violations, the labor rights group described an iPhone with a plastic back that it said Apple will release "soon."
Amazon is in the process of updating its Kindle Fire line of media tablets in time for the holidays. Citing unnamed sources, BGR reported that Amazon is planning on upping the specs and introducing new industrial design concepts to its tablets. Bryan Chaffin looks at what's coming.
Taiwanese newspaper DigiTimes reported that Apple had finalized the full size 9.7-inch iPad as it looks towards a September release. The iPad mini, on the other hand, has not been set and could face further changes before ramping up full production. Bryan Chaffin looks at the available info.
An interesting image of what is supposedly a new Mac Pro was sent to several Mac sites on Sunday, including The Mac Observer. There's no context, there's no additional information, and there's zero track record with the anonymous sender, but it's an interesting image.
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