"Attack of the giant iPhones"
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Rumor Has It
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Attack of the giant iPhones
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.
If it's ever a slow week in rumorland, I can always rely on
Apple to make things interesting. And LG and Sony might
have some tricks up their sleeves, so lets get started.
KARYNE: First up, LG Electronics has filed for a series of
trademarks that may point to a tablet, smartwatch, and other
devices, according to a report from PocketDroid.
GPad, G Watch, G Glass, G Link, G Band, and G Hub are
among the trademarked names. So GPad would likely be a
tablet, G Band could be an activity monitor, and G Watch
would be, you guessed it, a smartwatch.
Trademark filings don't necessarily mean that all these
products are in the works, of course. But, c'mon. I'm SURE
LG is working on a smartwatch and tablet and all those
other things. Everyone else is.
KARYNE: Next, according to the blog SonyAlpha, Sony is
reportedly working on a lens attachment for your mobile
The lens would have a built-in sensor, battery, and memory,
so it could mount onto a smartphone or be used on its own.
It would send photos to your smartphone or tablet through
Wi-Fi or NFC.
Even further, the lens would supposedly employ the same
sensor and Zeiss lens found on Sony's DSC-RX100M II
digital camera. Which means it's awesome.
Smartphones with huge camera sensors is nothing to scoff
at -- at least not out loud. (I'm looking at you, Nokia 1020,
with your 41-megapixel shooter.) But that's already built into
the phone. If you have to schlep around a separate
attachment, wouldn't you just schlep your already-awesome
The SonyAlpha blog says that this rumor is almost certain
to come true. Judging by the number of exclamation points
they use on their site, however, I'd argue that it probably
And finally, according to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has
been testing iPad screens in recent months that measure
almost 13 inches diagonally and iPhone screens larger than
their current 4-inch size.
This seems to follow a report from Reuters last month,
which said that Apple was considering the introduction of
"at least two bigger iPhones next year," one with a 4.7-inch
screen and the other a 5.7-incher.
I don't know about you guys, but I think the iPhone screen is
big enough. As it is I have a hard time fitting it in my pocket.
Of course this would put the phone in direct competition
with the biggy Galaxy Note 2 and even Galaxy S4. Is that
something you'd be into? I don't think my pant pockets
could handle it.--
KARYNE: What do you guys think? Is Apple working on
even bigger iPhones and iPads? Don't forget to vote and
leave a comment, and I'll ask the CNET Council what it
And the CNET Council's verdict is... YES. Four out of five
editors think that Apple is working on bigger screens for the
iPhone and iPad. One editor says that just because they're
working on it, however, doesn't mean it's going to come out
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