Rumor Has It
Attack of the giant iPhonesIf recent rumors are correct, upcoming iPhones and iPads will be not only better, but also bigger. Also, LG acts like everyone else, and a Sony device could beef up your photos.
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 device. 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 camera? 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 won't. 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 thinks. 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 anytime soon. That�s our show everyone, share your rumors at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-800-750-CNET. And tweet us! And tune in next week for more tech rumors.