Each week brings a handful of Apple rumors. Here’s what’s making the rounds this week (and my take on ‘em):
Dual cameras will be exclusive to Apple's next-generation 5.5-inch iPhone, the “iPhone 7 Plus,” according to a research note issued by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Chances that this rumor is true (IMHO): 90%. I think he’s right and that the dual camera system will only be applied to the high-end model of Apple’s smartphone.
Changes to iTunes metadata suggest that Apple will soon make it easier to hide first-party apps on the iOS homescreen, solving a long-standing complaint of iPhone and iPad owners. Chances that this rumor is true (IMHO): 60%. I’m a little dubious because Apple really, really likes you to use its own apps.
According to MacRumors.com, graphics processing providers AMD and Nvidia are set to unveil new GPU (graphics processing units) products this year featuring Global Foundries' 14 nm FinFET and TSMC's 16 nm FinFET Plus processor nodes, respectively, allowing for significant improvements in graphics performance. They should appear in upcoming iMacs and MacBook Pros. Chances that this rumor is true (IMHO): 95%. The all-in-one and pro laptop lines will be updated sometime around or after June, so this makes sense.