I'm not really liking these mockups personally. They seem to be more in line with all the other smartphones and not distinct at all. Now, granted they are all just rumored and what not. I like the square design of the 5/5S better than this rounded mockup. But, I still have 1.5 years left on my 5S so I won't be upgrading anyway.
If Apple wants a payment system, they should buy an already established one. I feel like Apple is trying to expand too far out. Instead, buy Square or something similar and just integrate it. Trying to build their own may not work out or take a while to gain traction
I would be worried that it may turn into another "maps" thing. Taking on too many areas and trying to diversify your company can lead to watered down products. I'm not saying Apple can't do it, but there is a lot of work that would have to be done before it could be implemented, and I wouldn't want them to lose focus on their products and services already in place
I'm still curious as to why many people here want higher resolution screens with higher pixel densities. The higher the number, the more battery power required. And it wouldn't make a noticeable difference because you already can't see the pixels...
I think hackers are good in some respects (exposing government coverups, NSA stuff, etc) but hacking companies for "fun" or revenge or whatever is not constructive. I guess that's why there are different factions within the hacker community