Tech Toy Tuesday 09/10/13
9/10/2013 8:16:00 AM
New music: Ronnie Wood’s 1981 effort 1234 is being reissued on CD... for some reason. It features Charlie Watts, Nicky Hopkins, Jim Keltner, Bobby Keys, and others. You can grab it today.
Two blu ray releases today: Star Trek Into Darkness and Season 2 of Homeland.
It’s still 3 weeks till the Blackhawks drop the puck against the Capitals, but you can get a jump on hockey season today with the release of NHL 14.
Tech toy of the week this week is mostly rumors, at least for a few hours. There’s an Apple keynote today. The one thing we know for sure they’re going to talk about is iOS7, the new operating system for the iPhone and eventually the iPod touch. Everything beyond that is rumor but with apple there’s always some truth to the rumors because a company as big as Apple has a hard time hiding their part orders and production numbers.
First, we can almost certainly expect a new iPhone, this will be the iPhone 5S. When the 3S came out the S stood for speed, when the 4S came out the S stood for Siri, with the 5S… they may be going back to speed, one rumor is the phone will work with a new network of 4G LTE cell towers that will make the internet faster, or it could stand for Security, another rumor is that the phone will have a fingerprint scanner that could be used to unlock the phone.
The bigger rumor is that there is a second iPhone coming, and it could be called the 5C. The 5C would be a budget iPhone. The phone will likely have a plastic case, rather than aluminium, it will likely come in several colors, and it’ll probably have specs similar to an iPhone 4S. Now the thing to remember is that budget doesn’t mean the same thing with Apple as it does with other companies. Just as the iPad mini was more expensive than everyone expected, the 5C might still run a few hundred bucks without a contract.