Rumor Roundup: New iPhone Dock Connector and Adapter? Facebook Phone?

By , dealnews Media Editor

When the Internet runs out of news, it starts making things up. We think this is funny, so we round up all the lies and speculation and put them here. We call it the "Rumor Roundup," and we do it all for you! This week:

  • Apple Changing the iPhone Dock Connector, Selling an Adapter?
    This is the most evilly brilliant thing they've ever done. I would be outraged if I had bought accessories for older iPhones. But since this does not affect me, I can sarcastically applaud their new heights of evil. Also: You don't have to be Nostradamus to predict that the adapter will cost $29.99. AMIRIGHT? [Today's iPhone]

  • Facebook Phone a Reality, Coming in 2013, Made by HTC?
    The phrase, "where there's smoke there's fire" comes to mind ... until you realize that a lot of smoke has been blown around about Bigfoot too, and yet (yeti?) that thing sadly doesn't exist either. It's also really easy to create smoke. Watch: The Facebook phone will come in Black and "Facebook Blue." See how simple that was? And it sounds like it could be a legit rumor, too. [CNET]

  • iPhone 5 Will Certainly, Definitely, Almost Possibly, Be Announced on September 21?
    This is great news since my wife has decided she wants one ... because it means I have two whole months to convince her otherwise! Just kidding! You can get whatever phone you want, sweetie. I'll just be silently weeping, drying my tears with my Android phone, and wondering what I did to deserve such treatment. PS: My dual-core DROID RAZR often runs so hot I could dry tears with it, via convection. [LA Times]

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Will Feature a Bigger Screen?
    Posted without comment.
    (If you've never seen the Galaxy Note in person, pause this article, run to a local Best Buy, and get some hands-on time with it. Then you'll know why this is so hilarious on its own.) [DVICE]

Jeff Somogyi is the dealnews Media Editor. He realizes his commentary this week is a bit more long-winded than normal, but next week he'll be back with less-thoughtful one-liner quips that add nothing to the conversation! See more of his windy thoughts on Google+, Twitter, or on his blog.

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"Apple Changing the iPhone Dock Connector, Selling an Adapter" does not /affect/ you, because the adapter has no /effect/.
I actually look forward to a large screen "phone" device. Something that I would be able to read books and still use email comfortably.