There’s plenty of talk right now that Apple may be well and truly grasping at straws when it comes to making the iPhone 5S launch go with a bang. There doesn’t seem to be a single analysts or industry commentator that’s able to give us anything really exciting to look forward about with the iPhone 5S, which is starting to look like an inevitable stopgap solution with pretty dreary specs and features.
Dreary in a comparative sense, that is.
And the funny thing is, the rumor mill seems to be following suit as while an impending iPhone release date usually brings the most wild and wacky predictions and guesses as to what’s to come next, the iPhone 5 rumor mill has become decidedly less adventurous.
Take today for example – the latest iPhone 5S rumor to hit the headlines is…brace yourself…an additional color variant to add to the usual black or white options.
That’s right…ONE additional color. Not a range of new colors, just the one.
Not that a lovely bright and shiny iPhone 5S wouldn’t be quite delightful, but is this really as good as it gets right now in terms of rumor and speculation? What happened to the built-in gas canister for controlled descents? Or the laser keyboard? Or the 3D screen?
Sorry to be the one to point out the obvious but really, things are getting both boring and desperate.
Think of the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the HTC One. In the weeks running up to their release dates it was all talk of octa-core processors, Ultrapixel cameras and face-sensing technology that had us all hooked.
The iPhone 5S on the other hand…what, we might be looking at a blue one?
Forgive the cynicism, but Apple really needs to get back on track with something that’s a little more inspiring than this.
And as far as the rumor mill goes…are there no standards anymore?
Get a grip!