When iPhone 5 rumours pop up, they often come with links to the source of the rumour, but when they don’t, you have to wonder whether the articles have much more credibility than your typical gossip magazine.
The latest whacky rumour comes from Emirates 247, which gives the game away by not linking to any sources, thus putting into grave doubt its “emerging” claim of “unofficial sources” stupendously suggesting that the 5 in iPhone 5 “will be stylised to look more like an S – as in Steve”.
Look, unless Apple really is going to go after the symbolism of Steve, which potentially includes launching the iPhone 5 on October 5, the anniversary of the iCEO’s passing last year, the whole idea of an iPhone 5 being name after Steve just sounds… well… unlikely.
Also sounding a bit silly are the claims that the 5 in iPhone 5 will look like a “S” supposedly “makes sense” because the iPhone 4S had an S in it.
That would have to be iPhone 4SS, which didn’t happen, and given the iPhone 4S styling was little changed from the iPhone 4, its “stunning style” was a bit old by then.
So, to suggest the iPhone 5 will have a 5 looking like a S sounds suss… and might elicit cries of copying from Samsung with its Galaxy S series too.
The iPhone 5 is not going to be called the iPhone 5teve. Or the iPhone Job5. That would be really 5tupid.
So, iPhone 5 rumourmongers of the world – if you’re going to make 5tuff up randomly, plea5e try a bit harder, and remember, when you make 5tunning 5ounding 5tatements but don’t back it up with the 5ource from whence it came, don’t be 5urpri5ed when people fail to take it 5iriou5ly.