Crystal Baller: Siri gets a neural-boost, and 5 new crazy iPhone rumors

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We get slammed 24/7 with new Apple rumors. Some are accurate, most are not. To give you a clue about what’s really coming out of Cupertino in the future, we’re busting out our rumor debunker each week to blow up the nonsense

This week we’ve officially entered peak iPhone 6 rumor season. We’ve heard everything from possible launch dates, new names for the iPhablet, and engineering tricks Apple might use to shrink the iPhone 6 to minuscule proportions. There’s also some whispers of Siri getting and upgrade and new iWatch features, but you’ll have to step up to our crystal ball to find see which of these are bangers, and which are bound to be duds.


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  • I’ve been trying to use voice messaging in texts instead of actual typing in iOS 8, but it just feels unnatural. I can type (and read) messages in silence without anyone else being privy to my messages. You lose all that when you have to speak into the phone and listen to the message instead of read it.

    I can see this being necessary functionality as a way to communicate via an iwatch, but it’s not ideal. Voice to text fits my use case best.

    • Also, people who receive the voice messages (any iPhone can receive the messages without running the iOS 8 beta) are annoyed by them as well. They would like to simply read their text messages.

      • Adrayven

        Ummm. Speak for yourself please. “People” are annoyed huh.

      • Thanks for adding to the conversation. Huh.

        The “people” referenced was obviously people I have sent voice messages to.

    • Jeremiah_Nilsson

      Got a Plantronics Voyager Legend – The only earpiece worth it’s price.
      Works perfectly, and gives you privacy, both hands free for work, lasts a week on a charge and doesnt scuff your ear off.

  • The iPad Air is bigger and heavier than the mini… If they named it the air it would be in better proportion to the macbook and iPad line. They might change the name of the 4.7 inch as well.

  • Erlend Mørch

    There should be an iphone air that’s a little smaller than the 5S, for people who have other things to do than walking around with tablets in their pants