Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Rumours

The rumour mill was pretty accurate this time around, since a full iPhone 5 was able to be built out of the amount of parts that leaked. Nevertheless, there were the usual oddities.

Macotakara.jp thought that the iPod nano would have WiFi. The accompanying rendering is pretty accurate, but this aspect isn’t. Meanwhile, Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI thought that the iPod touch would gain a GPS chip.

Will “Chronic” Strafach thought that the iPhone would have NFC, despite well-connected beards saying otherwise. It’s possible that the hardware is in there, but nothing was announced regarding it, and the likelihood of it becoming active in the future is slim (the iPhone has had an FM tuner for a while now).

And, as usual, Rob Enderle was wrong.