New iPhone Sighted? iPhone 5S, 6 Allegedly Sighted [Rumor]

Has the new iPhone been sighted?  According to the rumor mill, which never seems to cease churning, the answer is “yes,” because the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 6 have both been allegedly sighted in the production wilderness.

CNET is citing a Chinese microblogging site as part of its reporting on the matter. That blog, Siena Tech, has a user who goes by “Old Yao,” and that user claims that his friend, who works at a supplier, has seen both the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 6.

Color us skeptical. This information is coming from a blog post by some guy who has some friend who works at some supplier. But that’s how the rumor mill goes; no one seems willing to put his or her name on the line to give the rumor credibility.

The information is scant and, quite frankly, boring and unsatisfying. If this anonymous friend of some anonymous blogger is to be believed, the iPhone 5S will resemble the iPhone 5, and the iPhone 6 will be thinner, wider and longer.

Indeed, the blog post doesn’t offer much information, either about the purported new iPhone models, or about the blogger himself. A shady picture seems to conceal the identity of the man who purports to have juice details.

We are compelled, at least for the moment, to agree with CNET reporter Steven Musil, who wrote that the blogger’s rantings should “be consumed with perhaps more than a grain of salt.”

To put it a little more succinctly in regards to this latest rumor, “pics or it didn’t happen,” because the blogger included no photos. Was he telling fibs? Was he on the level?

Without any proof to back up his words, the answers to those questions are not certain. What is certain is this: the iPhone 5S is coming.  So, too, is the iPhone 6.

What the latest additions to the iPhone family will look like will not be known for sure until Apple is ready to unveil them. Until then, it’s all just rumors, gossip and perhaps a bit of wishful thinking.

[via: CNET]

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