6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Rumor Has It: A lower-cost iPhone 5C in everyone's pocket

About Video Transcript

Rumor Has It: A lower-cost iPhone 5C in everyone's pocket

2:53 /

Nokia could be helping you find your things, and a rumored iPhone 5C could stand for "cheap." Or, even yummier, "cookie."

KARYNE: Hey, I�m Karyne Levy. Welcome to Rumor Has It! The show that rounds up the week's biggest tech rumors. And you can vote on what you think about the rumors, too, in the interactive player if you're watching on CNET. This week, Apple is at it again, and it seems that Nokia wants to help you find yourself. Let's get started. KARYNE: First up, Lumia smartphone owners will find it easier to find things that they might've misplaced, if a new rumor pans out. The Verge, citing anonymous sources, reports that Nokia plans to unveil a proximity gadget for its Lumia lineup. The sensor, called a "Treasure Tag," could be attached to all sorts of items: your keys, wallet, bike, purse. This sounds like similar devices that work with Android and iOS, but this would be specific to the Lumia line. You'd then be able to track down the location of the item directly from your smartphone using Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. Once you're close enough, the tag would emit a sound to pinpoint the exact spot. It's like a game of hot and cold, but with your phone. I can imagine that this would be useful for lots of people. The problem I have is losing my phone. So... I guess I'm screwed. KARYNE: Next up, among the millions of iPhone rumors, one that keeps popping up is that there might be a low-cost addition to the lineup that's being referred to as the iPhone 5C -- maybe "C" for "Cheap?" And as Apple's fall product reveal approaches, alleged images of the new iPhone parts are appearing with greater frequency. The latest is this photo of packaging for an iPhone 5C, which appeared on the Chinese WeiPhone discussion forum. And, a report citing worker abuse at Apple supplier Pegatron, inadvertently mentions an iPhone with a plastic cover. Annnnd, protective cases for the alleged iPhone 5C are already up on Amazon! Who is going to buy a case for a phone that doesn't even exist yet? But, I actually do think that Apple will produce a cheaper iPhone. That way everyone can have one. But how would a cheaper iPhone be different? Some might even say that going back to a plastic back would be better -- no more shattered phones, which leads to shattered dreams. KARYNE: What do you guys think? Is Apple working on a cheaper iPhone? Don't forget to vote and leave a comment, and I'll ask the CNET Council what it thinks. And the CNET Council's verdict is... YES. Three out of five CNET editors think that there will be a lower-cost iPhone, but that it won't be for the U.S. market. Interesting! KARYNE: That�s our show everyone, share your rumors at rumorhasit@cnet.com or call us at 1-800-750-CNET. And tweet us! And tune in next week for more tech rumors.
  • This is the interactive sidebar!

    Click any icon for more information as they appear--don't worry, we'll pause the video and wait for you to come back.

  • Links Polls Galleries
  • Video Review

New releases

2014 BMW i8 (CNET On Cars, Episode 56)
19:02 December 19, 2014
BMW's i8 is definitely a taste of the future -- but whose? We'll shed some light on MPGe, the benchmark for tomorrow's cars. And we...
Play video
Need a new size? Just tap the mirror
1:55 December 19, 2014
In a place where fashion comes first, tech is coming in at a close second. In major department stores and small boutiques, the dressing...
Play video
Did life forms exist on Mars? Curiosity makes a big find, Ep. 187
4:46 December 19, 2014
It's the last Crave show of 2014. This week, Curiosity makes a huge discovery, the US Navy has a shark drone and American satellites...
Play video
Obama: Sony wrong to pull movie over hackers' threats
2:56 December 19, 2014
President Obama addresses the Sony cyberattack and vows to respond to North Korea. Also, T-Mobile settles cramming lawsuit, and Facebook...
Play video
A cheap activity tracker you will actually want to wear
2:11 December 19, 2014
CNET's Dan Graziano gives you a look at one of the most affordable fitness trackers on the market.
Play video
Embarrassing moments in tech (2014)
2:53 December 19, 2014
The high profile tech of 2014 that aimed for the stars and landed in the gutter.
Play video
Solid tablet design hindered by so-so performance
2:48 December 19, 2014
The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 has an excellent ergonomic build, but its performance lacks the same finesse.
Play video
Say hello to ZTE's mid-tier Grand X for Cricket Wireless
1:16 December 19, 2014
Featuring a 5-inch display, a dual-core processor and a 5-megapixel camera, the affordable ZTE Grand X is available prepaid from US...
Play video