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Rumor Has It: iPhone 5 to get bigger 4-inch screen?

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Rumor Has It: iPhone 5 to get bigger 4-inch screen?

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Introducing Rumor Has It, CNET's newest tech show, where we round up the week's hottest rumors. Play along as we vote on what the iPhone 5 will look like. Also, did Microsoft nearly buy Nokia? How much will the Nintendo Wii U cost? Find out.

KARYNE: Hey, I'm Karyne Levy. EMILY: And Im Emily Dreyfuss, and welcome to Rumor Has It! The show where we round up the week's hottest rumors. KARYNE: And vote on which ones we think will come true, and which ones are pure fantasy. EMILY: The best part is that you -- YES, you! -- can vote too, so pay attention. Well explain how in a minute. KARYNE: Let's check out our first rumor: Citing "well-placed sources," The Register is reporting that Microsoft considered acquiring Nokia before seeing its books and running away. EMILY: If this is true, then seeing the books was like the blood test before the wedding. Turns out unfortunately, Nokia has syphillis. Which sucks not just for Nokia--in the tertiary stage, you go crazy--but also Microsoft, whod be super psyched to suddenly own a major phone maker to crank out windows phones, just like Google is doing with motorola. KARYNE: The sad thing is that Nokia isn't even that expensive. Microsoft just couldn't afford to make any bad purchases and was like, "i still love you... so let's just live together. bummer. EMILY: Onto our second rumor: Googles Senior Vice President of Mobile and Android Andy Rubin might be jumping ship to go to a small startup called CloudCar. KARYNE: Clown car? EMILY: CloudCar. Its a fancy taxi service for rich people. Rubin quickly turned to Google+ to dispel the rumors, however, but you never know! KARYNE: Exactly. You never know. When people start abandoning ship, nobody wants anybody to know anything -- luckily by running to Google+ to dispel the rumors, people STILL don't know anything, because who is actually using Google+? EMILY: Exactly, even Rubins boss isnt on Google+. Its like a tree falling in a forest... KARYNE: Our third rumor is from our friends at Wired, who are reporting that Japanese newspaper Nikkei Shimbun decided to start a rumor that the Wii U will cost around $400. EMILY: (My camera) Nintendo spotted that report and was like, um, no, that article is based on nothing more than sake and lies. But heres the thing, Nintendo. JUST TELL US THE PRICE ALREADY. You are seriously asking for this gross speculation by being so tight-lipped. What is the deal? KARYNE: Gross is right. Excuse me, $400? That seems super overpriced. Maybe that's why Nintendo is so tight-lipped. They're embarrassed. EMILY: For our big rumor: Now that iOS 6 is confirmed for the fall, we kind of know WHEN the next iPhone is coming out, but we don't know WHAT it will look like. The Wall Street Journal cites Asian suppliers, who says iPhone 5 have a bigger 4-inch screen because Apple is already buying up the parts, maybe to accommodate the new 3D maps. So now its voting time for us and for you. Will the next iPhone have a bigger 4-inch screen? KARYNE: I say NAY. A bigger screen could mean a hit to battery life -- and now that I'm going to be FaceTiming over a cell network, my battery life is going to be struggling enough. I don't think this will happen. Plus, I just like to be a contrarian. EMILY: Oh man, I say YEA YEA YEA. The iPhone 4S looks tiny compared with new Android phones, and though never in a million years will Apple make a phablet (gag) it has to enlarge that baby a bit to keep up. What do you guys think? KARYNE: If youre watching on CNET, cast your vote now using the thumbs up, thumbs down right next to Emilys head in the CNET Interactive player. EMILY: See 'em? Right there! You have the next 30 seconds to vote. Go! In the meantime, we took the question to the streets of San Francisco... KARYNE: The CNET Council is composed of 5 CNET experts who cast their votes anonymously. Opinions or guesstimates expressed by the CNET Council are not an endorsement by CNET or CBS Interactive. EMILY: Obviously, because these are rumors, folks. EMILY: And the CNET verdict is YEA, the next iPhone will have a bigger screen. KARYNE: The CNET Council was UNANIMOUS. Five out of five CNET editors said that the next iPhone will have a bigger screen. EMILY: Howd you guys do? KARYNE: Hopefully better than I did! OK, thats our show everyone. Tune in next week for more rumors. EMILY: In the meantime, if youve got a comment, a rumor, or just want to gossip e-mail us at rumorhasit@cnet.com or call us at 1-800-750-CNET. We might even feature it on next weeks show, so be clever folks. KARYNE: And dont forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and even Google+. Emily: See you next time on Rumor Has It!
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