The iPhone 5S is supposedly making its genuine human interaction-killing way into stores some time in the very near future. "Very near," as in September 10, as that's when the official Apple event is scheduled to be held. Idiots people are already lining up in front of Apple stores to be the first (read: coolest) one out of their friends who can say they have the new iPhone. And while that's something I would never in a million years do, the new iPhone is rumored to have some cool new features.
Many are claiming that the new iPhone is going to have a fingerprint scanner as an increased security measure. The China Times was the first to report this information, and backing this theory up is PayPal's chief information security officer, Michael Barrett, who said, "There is going to be a fingerprint enabled phone on the market later this year. Not just one, multiple," in a recent keynote speech. Pretty cool, as iPhones are seriously hot commodity for thieves.
Another rumor swirling around is that there's going to be a gold model added to the current black and white iPhones. No word on whether the gold iPhone, if available, is going to be the same cost as its black and white counterparts, or if it's going to be a more expensive version. Let's hope the same, because paying a higher price for a color is ridiculous.
And, finally, the most exciting iPhone rumor of all is the possibility of there being a new, "cheaper" iPhone available. (This, also, is the most widely-reported rumor, so it would be a fairly big shock if this weren't true.) Reportedly called the "iPhone 5C", the cheaper phone may be a bit smaller and come in a variety of pastely-looking colors. No word on how cheap this iPhone 5C will be, but I mean, come on, how cheap can it possibly be? This is Apple we're talking about here.
And now we wait.
Are you excited for the new iPhone?
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