Despite Apple’s assertion that it is going to crack down on leaks, people seem confident that they know pretty much everything about the iPhone 5. And here are the things they think they know that have jumped out at me (and annoyed me):
The iPhone 5 is not going to have a really big screen, like the gorgeous screen on the Samsung Galaxy S III. I played with an S III the other night, and it confirmed my suspicion that it is just awesome to have such a big screen. Next to the Samsung, my iPhone felt small and old. Given that Apple thinks Samsung has ripped off everything about the Galaxy from the iPhone, I assumed that Apple would want to return the favor and rip off the awesome big Galaxy screen from Samsung. But according to the gadget gods, Apple has decided to just make the iPhone 5 screen slightly taller, not huge and insanely great like the Galaxy S III. And that’s annoying. Who cares about having a “taller” screen? I certainly don’t want to have to turn the phone to “landscape” view every time I want to look at something.
The iPhone 5 will have a new power cord, one that will render the dozen or so Apple power cords I have obsolete. This is also annoying. One of the positive side-effects of becoming an Apple household is that we have one of those power cords lying around pretty much everywhere you look. And now, I gather, Apple is going to make all of those cords worthless. (Unless I buy some special adapter. But having to do that is annoying.)
So all that is annoying.