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: Quick! You have less than a month for new iPhone rumors!

About Video Transcript

Rumor Has It: Quick! You have less than a month for new iPhone rumors!

3:21 /

Apple's iPhone event might be next month (finally), Asus could be working on a smartphone that's not a tablet, and an Amazon game console? Yes, please.

KARYNE: Hey, I�m Karyne Levy. Welcome to Rumor Has It! The show that rounds up the week's biggest tech rumors. You can vote on what you think about the rumors, too, in the interactive player if you're watching on CNET. This week, Asus hints at a 5-inch something, Amazon might be working on a game console, and get the last of your iPhone rumors polished, because there might be an Apple event next month. KARYNE: First up, a quickie. Asus recently presented its smartphone strategy, and Engadget obtained a leaked slide from that presentation that talked about something called the MemoFone HD 5. And that was it. There were no other details on the slide, like a release date or what the thing is. Asus is the company behind the FonePad, which is a tablet that can be used as a smartphone, and the PadFone, which is a smartphone that docks to become a tablet. So maybe the MemoFone is just a single-device, run-of-the- mill smartphone that turns into something people actually buy? KARYNE: Next, according to Game Informer, Amazon might be working on an Android-based game console that could be released by Black Friday. The console would come with its own dedicated controller, and would serve as a platform for the Android games already offered by Amazon that are often played on, say, its Kindles. There are other rumors that support this: Kotaku tweeted recently that Amazon has been hiring gaming developers, and a job recruiting event hosted by Amazon in May teased a revolutionary new product. Of course, these observations don't necessarily lead to a game console. It could be related to the long-rumored Kindle phone, or even a set-top box. Who knows! But either way, Amazon would have a leg up on the competition, such as Ouya, seeing as how it already has a huge consumer base. KARYNE: And finally, oh. my. god. Citing "sources," our friends at All Things D are reporting that Apple will hold its iPhone event on September 10. September 10 is a Tuesday, which is when Apple has held events in the past. And going on tradition, it'll probably be at Moscone Center in San Francisco. I think they're going to announce the 5S, possibly a cheaper colorful version of the iPhone, and more details on iOS 7. I definitely don't think there'll be a gold iPhone with sapphire buttons, but who knows? Stranger things have happened. KARYNE: What do you guys think? If September 10 is really the day, what do you think Apple will unveil? Don't forget to vote and leave a comment, and I'll ask the CNET Council what it thinks. KARYNE: And the CNET Council's verdict is... YES, all five editors think that September 10 will be the big reveal of the next iPhone. I also asked them what they think will be unveiled at the event; most of them think that both a 5S and 5C will be revealed. But one lonely editor also thinks they'll announce the long-rumored iWatch, too. Whoa. 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

Philips adds a 75W Replacement SlimStyle LED to its lighting lineup
2:17 November 22, 2014
This bigger, brighter version of the original SlimStyle LED looks like a strong value in its class
Play video
2015 Acura TLX V-6 Advance (CNET On Cars, Episode 54)
16:28 November 21, 2014
Acura hopes the TLX is what it will drive into the future, we explore the head-up display coming to your car soon, and check out the...
Play video
Los Angeles Auto Show 2014: CNET's editors choose their favorites
5:55 November 21, 2014
The press days are over here at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Before we head off into the Hollywood hills we took a moment to re-cap...
Play video
Watch Tony Hawk do endless 360s on a hoverboard, Ep. 184
5:36 November 21, 2014
This week on Crave, we can see sound waves. We might get to see an unexplored part of the moon. But most of all we get to see Tony...
Play video
The $199 HP Stream 11 wants to be as cloud-friendly as a Chromebook, but with Windows 8
2:18 November 21, 2014
If you keep expectations in check, this bargain-basement Windows 8 laptop has good battery life and a decent design.
Play video
Yamaha SRT-1000 gives good single-speaker surround
1:44 November 21, 2014
The Yamaha SRT-1000 sound base offers discrete looks, an astoundingly wide soundstage and plenty of features in a package that is still...
Play video
Hate ads? Pay Google to block them for you
2:50 November 21, 2014
Google is testing an ad-blocker service, Amazon may be inserting ads into streaming video, and Comcast lets you track the cable gu...
Play video
The 404 Show 1,584: Google Contributor, JFK has a drone problem, San Francisco's poo map (podcast)
30:08 November 21, 2014
We're back in the studio today! Join us for a very special episode complete with a full tour and the start of our Call of Duty: Advanced...
Play video