There’s a perpetual buzz of Apple rumours and while many of them are clearly only a fine line away from slanderous nonsense, just occasionally one or two turn out to be the truth and the most recent and widely reverberating buzz of rumour has been about the apparently upcoming release of both the iPad 2 and the iPhone 5 and while the former makes sense the latter seems little more than a rehashed version of a pre-iPhone 4 rumour.
One of the greatest flaws of the iPad was that it was lacking a USB port, which is considered standard on just about everything from your car stereo to your kettle nowadays (we will find a kettle that connects to the Internet and requires a USB port one day – if you see one let us know).
There are, in our opinion, a few problems with the iPad – its astronomical price, the fact it does very little compared to your average smartphone, the lack of proper Adobe support, and the lack of a USB port. At least one of these is due to be fixed for the second incarnation of the touch-screen tablet that started its own trend.
Apparently, this is considered a fairly major fix by others too and Apple will be releasing the iPad 2 earlier than the iPhone 5 for this reason.
On the subject of the iPhone 5, rumours are that Apple are ready to jump out of bed with AT&T in the US and straight into bed with Verizon. Probably won’t mean all that much to us in the UK but you should probably expect similar features, similar prices, and similar carriers should the next iPhone be arriving soon as promised by people who aren’t really in the know but like to pretend they are.