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iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Feb. 1

John Cox | Feb. 4, 2013
The iOSphere was assured this week that it now knows the details of one of the Next iPhones, though this one is said to be not the iPhone 6 or even the iPhone 5S but the "budget iPhone 5," or iPhone 5B.

"What we're seeing here is something that's exciting only because of the ever-so-slight but telling differences between these and past Apple components, these suggesting a new device or a new setup in the near future," according to SlashGear's Burns. He is, apparently, easily excitable.

Yet Burns can't and doesn't actually tell us what is "telling" about the differences. You take a picture that purports to be of a part for the Next iPhone. Then you take a picture of the corresponding part in the existing iPhone. Compare, conclude, blog. Even if the conclusion amounts to, "Yep: it's different."

TechRadar's John McCann boldly goes where Burns doesn't. Despite headlining his post "Blurry shots fail to instill confidence in iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 leaks," McCann is confident enough to draw very specific conclusions. "The speaker module which is apparently meant for the iPhone 6 appears to be significantly smaller than the one destined for the iPhone 5S, suggesting Apple will dramatically reduce the size of its flagship handset once the 5S is out of the way," McCann declares.

It's simple: a smaller part means a smaller iPhone!

"At the moment we've not gotten solid information on any physical changes to the next-generation versions of the iPhone or iPad," the more cautious Burns concludes.

But don't worry: something will be changed.


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