Friday is here once again, marking the beginning of the weekend. We need it too – we were traveling all around the country from press event to press event this week. Today, no such event took place, but that doesn’t mean there was a lack of noteworthy news. There were tons of iPhone 5 rumors and news today, starting with the rumor that we might see one or two iPod lines get updated at Apple’s upcoming press event. Speaking of that press event, Apple has started to prepare the Yerba Buena Center for its September 12 conference, and today we were told that the pricing structure of one of the iPhone 5’s models might be similar to that of the iPhone 4S.
There’s also the new rumor that claims the iPhone 5 will have LTE capabilities in multiple regions around the world. Some crucial Samsung components may be missing from the first batch of iPhone 5s, and today a backplate for the oft-rumored iPad Mini surfaced in new images. Amazon has released a new update for its Silk browser, and in it, the company makes Bing the default search engine for the browser. Verizon has said that it will have a BlackBerry 10 device on offer as soon as the new OS launches, and today a set of specs for the rumored HTC One X+ were spotted on Twitter.
The HTC One X+ wasn’t the only HTC device to suffer a leak today, as we also got some new information about the Accord. European carriers have said that the Lumia 920 will go one sale in November, and later on in the day we heard that it will arrive at AT&T on November 2. Dijit NextGuide has landed on the iPad and we go hands-on, while Fox is saying that it will begin releasing digital copies of its movies before releasing them on Blu-ray and DVD. Everything Everywhere is gearing up for a 4G LTE launch event on September 11, and Amazon has dispelled rumors that it is planning to enter the smartphone market. Madden NFL 13 has sold more than 1.5 million copies in its first week, and last but not least, Google’s latest doodle celebrates the anniversary of the first Star Trek episode.
That does it for the news, but we also have a few original posts for you to check out. Don Reisinger tells you why you don’t need to buy a new TV now, and we talk to the creator Everest Bands to see how his Kickstarter campaign is going. Don’t forget to enter our latest giveaway either – SlashGear’s Beach Buggy Blitz Tegra 3 Tablet Giveaway is now open, and trust us when we say that you don’t want to miss out on this. That does it for tonight’s Evening Wrap-Up, so go out and enjoy the weekend!