Will the iPhone 5S be a killer?
Will the iPhone 5S be a killer?
4:32

Will the iPhone 5S be a killer?

Culture
KARYNE: Hey, I�m Karyne Levy ERIC: And I'm your guest co-host this week, Eric Franklin. KARYNE: And, welcome to Rumor Has It, the show where we round up the week's biggest tech rumors. ERIC: And vote on what sounds like it'll actually happen, or what's probably BS. KARYNE: And remember: you can vote on all the rumors in the poll in the interactive player, if you're watching on CNET. ERIC: First up, two of the worst kept tech secrets get possible release dates! According to DisplaySearch, we'll see a new iPad Mini as early as the third quarter of this year featuring a 2,048x1,536 Retina Display. Not to be completely outdone, word from the same source says to expect the Nexus 7 follow-up, largely rumored to be unveiled at Google I/O in May, to feature a 1,920x1,200 resolution screen, which equals a crazy PPI for a 7-inch tablet. KARYNE: You know what's really crazy? ERIC: The fact that I've been covering tablets for CNET for over two years and have yet to burn out? KARYNE: That AND the fact that you just got away with saying "crazy PP" on camera. ERIC: [Shakes head] Inappropriate... KARYNE: Next up, a couple days after the insane launch of Samsung's Galaxy S4, some leaked specs popped up for the possible next Google phone, the LG Nexus 5. Seems like REALLY good timing, or it seems like a troll, but either way, the site Android and Me claims to have received an unverified tip that Google plans to release the Nexus 5 phone around October and is currently evaluating prototypes from multiple manufacturers, including one from LG code-named "Megalodon." ...Megalodon. ERIC: Yeah, the specs on Megatron read like a fanboy's wet dream. Snapdragon 800 CPU AND a 16-megapixel back camera that wait for it...can shoot 4K video? KARYNE: Yeah, if it actually shoots 4K video, then Megaphone or whatever it's called will cost like $5,000! We haven't even seen many prosumer cameras that can shoot 4K, let alone a phone. ERIC: Even though the code name is the name of a prehistoric shark, I wouldn't hold my breath. KARYNE: This rumor is going to sink. ERIC: This rumor will sleep with the fishes. KARYNE: Smells kinda fishy. SARAH: STOP. ERIC: Next, Panasonic, a name synonymous with quality plasma TVs, may be leaving plasma TVs. Japan-based newspaper Nikkei says that Plasma TVs just don't sell as well as LCDs and that Panasonic is losing billions as a result. The company is apparently thinking of dropping plasma TVs altogether because while it's making tons of high quality plasmas, people just aren't buying them. It's like when people chose VHS over Betamax. KARYNE: Or VHS over Laser Disc. ERIC: Or the Game Boy over the Atari Lynx. KARYNE: The 2600 over the Intellivision. ERIC: Or quadraphonic sound, or Digital Audio Tapes. The list goes on and on. But, there is an important takeaway here. KARYNE: That we're constantly choosing inferior technology, throwing into question our own self worth as a society? ERIC: That AND the fact that I got through a list of underrated tech without once mentioning the Apple Newton...oh sh*t KARYNE: Finally, Apple seems to be in a bit of a funk. But, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty predicts that there will be a comeback. According to her, the iPhone 5S will have a killer feature that will raise the company back into our good graces, and we will have a million parades celebrating the wonder that is Apple. ERIC: You mean a really cool and useful feature like Siri?! Or maybe you mean a feature that after which the novelty of it wears off, no one will ever use. KARYNE: Oh, I see what you did there. What do you guys think? Will the iPhone 5S have a killer feature? Will it just be a little better or faster than the iPhone 5? What do you think this killer feature could be? Don't forget to vote or leave a comment, and then we'll see what the CNET Council thinks... ERIC: And the CNET Council's verdict is a very close -- NO. Three editors said that it won't have a killer feature, but two editors are holding out hope! 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 thanks to this week's co-host, Eric! ERIC: Tune in next week for more tech rumors.

Up Next

The Most Exciting Phones I Want to See in 2023
screenshot-2023-01-27-at-15-42-00.png

Up Next

The Most Exciting Phones I Want to See in 2023

Meta Cambria, aka Quest Pro: What We Expect From Meta's Next VR Headset
meta-shares-their-new-and-future-vr-headset-prototypes-mp4-00-02-58-10-still001.png

Meta Cambria, aka Quest Pro: What We Expect From Meta's Next VR Headset

Meta's Next VR Headset: Should You Get a Quest 2 or Wait?
meta-questsitethumb1

Meta's Next VR Headset: Should You Get a Quest 2 or Wait?

What to expect from Samsung's S22 Event
samsung-unpacked-what-to-expect-1

What to expect from Samsung's S22 Event

Nintendo Switch, 5 Years In: What Comes Next?
switch-pro-switch-2-rumor-roundup-5

Nintendo Switch, 5 Years In: What Comes Next?

Top 5 new Samsung Galaxy S22 rumors
latest-s22-rumor-roundup-video-1

Top 5 new Samsung Galaxy S22 rumors

Apple's 2021 iPhone event could have a date
appleeventthumb

Apple's 2021 iPhone event could have a date

5 features I want on the Samsung Galaxy S22
galaxy-s22-what-we-want-to-see-00-00-02-06-still001

5 features I want on the Samsung Galaxy S22

2021 MacBook Pro: What to expect
yt-apple-rumors-2

2021 MacBook Pro: What to expect

The next Galaxy S may have leaked
yt-1off-galaxy-s21-6

The next Galaxy S may have leaked

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

Vision Pro App Walkthrough -- VisionOS 1.0.3
VisionOS 1.0.3

Vision Pro App Walkthrough -- VisionOS 1.0.3

Humane AI Pin Hands-On: Tiny Wearable Phonelet Beams Light Like R2-D2
humane-ai-pin-thumb2

Humane AI Pin Hands-On: Tiny Wearable Phonelet Beams Light Like R2-D2

OnePlus Watch 2 Review: A Big Battery, But Falls Short in Other Ways
240223-site-oneplus-watch-2-v2

OnePlus Watch 2 Review: A Big Battery, But Falls Short in Other Ways

Samsung Galaxy Ring: Our First Glimpse of Samsung's Health-Tracking Wearable
samsung-galaxy-ring-00-01-28-12-still002.png

Samsung Galaxy Ring: Our First Glimpse of Samsung's Health-Tracking Wearable

This Concept Laptop from Lenovo Has a Transparent Display
240225-site-lenovo-translucent-laptop-concept-v3

This Concept Laptop from Lenovo Has a Transparent Display

Motorola's Rollable Concept Phone Wraps on Your Wrist
240225-site-motorola-rollable-concept

Motorola's Rollable Concept Phone Wraps on Your Wrist

Most Popular All most popular

First Look at TSA's Self-Screening Tech (in VR!)
innovation

First Look at TSA's Self-Screening Tech (in VR!)

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Review: More AI at a Higher Cost
240123-site-samsung-galaxy-s24-ultra-review-4

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Review: More AI at a Higher Cost

'Circle to Search' Lets Users Google From Any Screen
circlesearchpic

'Circle to Search' Lets Users Google From Any Screen

Asus Put Two 14-inch OLEDs in a Laptop, Unleashes First OLED ROG Gaming Laptop
asus-preces-00-00-25-11-still003

Asus Put Two 14-inch OLEDs in a Laptop, Unleashes First OLED ROG Gaming Laptop

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions
samsung-galaxy-ring-clean

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions

Best of Show: The Coolest Gadgets of CES 2024
240111-site-best-of-ces-2024-1

Best of Show: The Coolest Gadgets of CES 2024

Latest Products All latest products

This Concept Laptop from Lenovo Has a Transparent Display
240225-site-lenovo-translucent-laptop-concept-v3

This Concept Laptop from Lenovo Has a Transparent Display

Motorola's Rollable Concept Phone Wraps on Your Wrist
240225-site-motorola-rollable-concept

Motorola's Rollable Concept Phone Wraps on Your Wrist

See Adobe Lightroom on the Apple Vision Pro
adobe-lightroom-00-02-58-03-still006-1

See Adobe Lightroom on the Apple Vision Pro

This $400 Cane Has a Built-In Phone
p1022441-mp4-15-35-32-23-still001

This $400 Cane Has a Built-In Phone

Apple Vision Pro: Unboxed and Set Up
vlcsnap-2024-01-29-14h38m03s627.png

Apple Vision Pro: Unboxed and Set Up

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions
samsung-galaxy-ring-clean

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions

Latest How To All how to videos

Vision Pro App Walkthrough -- VisionOS 1.0.3
VisionOS 1.0.3

Vision Pro App Walkthrough -- VisionOS 1.0.3

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy S24 Ultra
240216-site-galaxy-s24-ultra-tips-and-hidden-features-2

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy S24 Ultra

TikTok Is Now on the Apple Vision Pro
tiktok-on-vision-pro-clean

TikTok Is Now on the Apple Vision Pro

Get Your TV Ready for the Big Game: Super Bowl Setup Tips
superbowl-tv-settings-thumb1

Get Your TV Ready for the Big Game: Super Bowl Setup Tips

How to Use a Quest 3 Like the Vision Pro
240202-site-spatial-computing-on-meta-quest-3

How to Use a Quest 3 Like the Vision Pro

How to Make a GPT in ChatGPT-4
howto-createyourowngpt-clean

How to Make a GPT in ChatGPT-4