Rumor Has It: iPhone 5's annoying new 'feature'

This week in rumor land, we up the iPhone 5 threat level to Orange. The "O" in orange stands for "OMG, it's really finally about to be released (everyone seems to think)."

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Even Tim Cook seems to be hinting that a new phone is right around the corner. But it may frustrate people updating from an earlier device, as trusted news source Reuters is reporting that the new device will boast a smaller 19-pin dock connector. What will that mean for compatibility with older accessories, like speaker docks? A headache.

Also on today's show, the youngest child in the MacBook Pro line may get some love from Apple soon; Nokia's mathematicians may have figured out a novel way to save the company; and the BlackBerry PlayBook isn't dead, and may receive a poorly conceived update.

We added a new feature to this week's show: you can vote on every rumor we discuss. So be sure to look for the polls in the interactive player.

Big news! Want to party with us at CNET headquarters in San Francisco at our Rumor Has It Launch Party on August 16? Tweet to @CNETRumorShow using the hash tag #RHIParty and you could get an invitation! There will be raffles, food and drinks, and live interviews. All you have to do is get yourself to SF!

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