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Rumor Has It: How frustrating will a smaller iPhone dock be?

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Rumor Has It: How frustrating will a smaller iPhone dock be?

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The middle 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; The BlackBerry PlayBook isn't dead, and may receive a poorly conceived update; and we're on high alert on the iPhone 5 rumor front, but the latest likely change to the new phone is upsetting.

KARYNE: Hey, Im Karyne Levy EMILY: And I'm Emily Dreyfuss. KARYNE: Welcome to Rumor Has It! The show where we round up the week's biggest tech rumors. EMILY: And vote on what sounds legit, and what seems like it'll never ever happen. KARYNE: This week we have a new feature: you can vote on all the rumors! Keep your eye out for the poll in the interactive player, if you're watching on CNET. EMILY: The 13-inch MacBook Pro could be getting a Retina Display makeover this September, just like its 15-inch big brother, according to an analyst with KGI Securities based in Thailand. In his note, Ming-Chi Kuo advises potential investors that Apple will definitely upgrade the mid-size Pro. Of course, Kuo is somewhat of an overzealous optimist, concluding that well also see a new iPhone in September, an iPad mini, and a new iPod. KARYNE: I'm voting yes on this one, bc its inevitable. Emily: I think the technology is delayed and thats why it didnt come out with the 15-incher, and September seems too soon, so vote no. KARYNE: Next, the Financial Times is reporting that Nokia is in talks with European carriers to sign exclusive partnerships for its next Windows Phone 8-based device and will offer carriers part of the revenue. Whats really interesting about this is the innovative pay model. EMILY (both to one and two): If the carriers will make more money on every sale of Nokia phones than other phones, they have huge incentive to pimp out Nokia, which would be a win/win: possibly saving Nokias struggling bottom line, and filling their pockets. KARYNE: Speaking of saggy bottom... lines, remember RIM? Remember the PlayBook? Let's break it down: the PlayBook is a 7-inch tablet, and you can get a 32GB version for $250. Now, according to a document from Canadian carrier Bell, RIM may be releasing a 4G version of the same tablet for $550. Does that seem strange? That's because it is. The first PlayBook didn't do well, so now they're doubling the price and hoping people like it better. EMILY: Im refraining from making the obvious the executives were drunk on a plane when they came up with idea joke. KARYNE: I see what you did there... EMILY: Now for iPhone 5 rumor watch. The latest rumor is a doozy, which has our producer Sarah quietly sobbing in the corner in frustration. The new phone will have a smaller, 19- pin dock connector, says Rueters. Current iPods and iPhones have 30-pin connectors. Soo...this would be a problem for using accessories like speakers or car systems. Though there may be hope: the site iMore says Apple will offer an adapter to make your old stuff work with the new phone. KARYNE: Changing the pin sounds like a terrible idea, but its totally something theyd do because they often introduce new products that are not backwards compatible with old accessories. And I'm still infuriated about that nonsense. EMILY: And if you really want to be infuriated I bet the adapter will cost $70 bucks? KARYNE: I don't know, I think it'll probably only be $30. Which I guess is still a lot... EMILY: Thanks a lot, Apple. What do you guys think? Do you think they'd change the dock? Whatll an adapter cost? Don't forget to vote! We're going to go ask the people of San Francisco what they think... EMILY: And the CNET verdict is unanimous -- 5 out of 5 editors think this will happen. KARYNE: Pricewise, however, they differed -- a couple people thought $30, one person $10, and one person thought it would come included in the box! For free! EMILY: If you want to argue with the CNET Council in person, you might be able to soon! Were throwing a Rumor Has It launch party at CNET headquarters, and you could be invited! If you want to party with us, tweet to CNET RumorShow using the hashtag RHIParty. KARYNE: Thats our show everyone, share your rumors at rumorhasit@cnet.com or call us at 1-800-750-CNET. And tweet us! EMILY: Tune in next week for more tech rumors.
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