EMILY: You�re watching Rumor Has It. I�m Emily Dreyfuss.
KARYNE: And I�m Karyne Levy. Today�s episode is called
�iPhone 5, iPad Mini: The reckoning,� because it�s our last
show before the rumored September 12th Apple event.
EMILY: So we have to place our final bets, no more stalling,
on this episode we put all our chips on the table. I already
bet a humiliation day that an iPad Mini would NOT come out
with the iPhone 5.
KARYNE: Bet you wish you could take that prediction back
now? I�m going to make you sing Rihanna songs dressed as
EMILY: Well, not so fast, let�s go over all the iPhone 5 and
iPad Mini rumors, vote, and give the viewers a chance to
decide who will be humiliated come September 12th.
KARYNE: And if the new iPhone doesn�t come out Sept 12, I
canceled my dentist�s appt for nothing.
EMILY: Send us that invite, Apple.
KARYNE: First up, we've got a video from SmartPhone
Medic, a phone repair service in South Carolina. The video
shows the front plate of the alleged new iPhone being 30
percent larger than the 4S', and the camera and proximity
sensors have moved. The video also shows some internal
cable components, including one for an 8-pin connector.
EMILY: What on earth is an phone repair guy in South
Carolina doing with the most sought after new device on the
KARYNE: And if he did have those components, wouldn't
they have made him sign a document saying he wouldn't
post a shaky video?
EMILY: And also, why would a third-party repair guy have
those components? The phone hasn�t broken yet.
EMILY: Now for the iPad Mini, the unicorn that might
headbutt me with its horn if Apple unleashes it into the
The most damning rumor that the smaller iPad is a real
product comes from AllThingsD, a site we read and respect.
Now, the report cites several unnamed sources--drink!--who
claim to know that the iPad Mini will be unveiled AFTER the
iPhone 5, at a separate event in October.
KARYNE: Great, that's when I rescheduled my dentist
Macotakara, a site I like to pronounce but don�t necessarily
trust, says a �trusted Asian source� insists the smaller
tablet will be called iPad Mini. First off, drink. Second off,
There�s literally no news there, Macotakara. If all the iPad
Mini rumors were as flimsy as this, I wouldn�t worry about
having a humiliation day riding on this.
Finally, Chinese site Giz-China.com claims it has photos of
an iPad Mini case. And the kicker? It has a hole for a rear-
facing camera supposedly. Or it�s just something they 3D
printed themselves. Or cut out of fruit roll-up. Who knows.
KARYNE: Next up, AppleInsider has been busy looking over
pictures of an alleged unicorn iPhone 5 from Taiwan-based
blog Apple Pro. All the pictures are of basically the usual:
home button, camera, but one component stood out to
AppleInsider because it's never before been seen in an
iPhone: what could possibly be an NFC chip. NFC is a sort
of "digital wallet" that's starting to gain traction in Europe,
but is still in its infancy here in the U.S. Although a couple
Android phones use it, I'm sure that the minute people hear
it's being used in the next iPhone, it'll take off all crazy here
in the U.S., too.
EMILY: For our final rumor, we tip our hat to the dude at our
office who is good at math. He counted up all the iPhones
that have ever been and noticed something odd: the new
one we hope is coming soon is not the 5th phone
(remember the 4S disappointment?) but is actually the 6th!
So...could it be called iPhone 6?
KARYNE: And skip the number 5 completely, like they
skipped Number 2?
EMILY: If that happens, every OCD sufferer on earth will
flock to Android. Others have suggested that numbers are
like, so last year, and Apple will do away with them
completely. In the name of simplicity, the new iPhone could
be called, well, the new iPhone.
KARYNE: Just like the new iPad. And the new Coke. Did I
just date myself?
Emily: Well, I think it�s going be called the new Iphone.
KARYNE: I think it�ll be called the iPhone 5.
Emily: We got a game here folks!
EMILY: What do you guys think? Don't forget to vote! We're
going to go ask the people of San Francisco what they
EMILY: And the CNET verdict is....it will
NOT be called the iPhone 6. Not a single CNET editor thinks
a 6 is on its way, but three think it will be called the new
iPhone. And one editor says it won�t be called iPhone at all.
KARYNE: Uh, that guy�s glad he�s anonymous or readers
would send him tomatoes.
EMILY: Our comment of the week comes from jpolk84 who
writes: "I once posted a picture of my cable remote and my
Apple remote on Facebook with the caption: 'Why I wish
Apple owned the cable company!' Nuff said." I love that he
didn't just comment, but he commented about previously
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