iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending August 30

By , Network World |  Mobile & Wireless

The only problem with this idea is that 1) Apple hasn't invited anyone to a Sept. 2 announcement event; 2) issuing an invite today would miss a lot of people who are already zipping off on one of the most heavily traveled U.S. holidays; and 3) it's just...dumb.

Auto-O-Mobile's bio of "Mike" is this: "Mike is the man who reviews gadgets that aren't mainstream or products that can't exactly be classified as consumer electronics e.g. portable talking toilets. It's always interesting to read about the crazy products we have here in Asia that just don't get as much publicity as they warrant."

This best kind of parody is the unintentional, self-induced kind.

iPhone 6 will be the next Plastic Wonder of the Techworld

"Can you imagine the iPhone 6 encased in a unibody plastic material on its release date?" asks Erik Pineda, in an International Business Times post. "This possibility is hinted in Apple's new job listing that specifically hunts for engineers with years of expertise in plastic moulding."

Pineda picked this up from 9to5Mac, which picked it up from MacRumors, which saw several Apple job listings that mentioned the word "plastic." Decoding and demystifying Apple job listings is an iOSpherian skill rivaled only by the Sight, practiced by Sybill Trelawney, professor of Divination at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. 

Pineda figures that since the plastic-bodied iPhone 5C is already, like, done, then Something Else is afoot for these positions. "With the 5C eliminated, the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 come to mind though leaked specs of the two tablets so far suggest they are draped in metal case just like the previous builds," he writes.

What could be left? We're glad you asked.

"It is the phablet-size iPhone 6 then that emerges as the likely recipient of Apple's growing interest in developing plastic-based materials for its gadgets," Pineda triumphantly concludes.

QED, baby.

9to5Mac's Jordan Kahn isn't quite so triumphantly certain but he clearly thinks the job openings show or suggest or hint or indicate that Apple wants plastic for more than internal parts that no iGadget owner is every going to see.


Originally published on Network World |  Click here to read the original story.
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