I don't write much about Apple rumors because generally, I don't see the point. We're going to get to see the new iPhone in September, and there is no reason to get all bent out of shape about rumors about the new phone when we'll get to see the actual phone in just a few months. Also, I don't necessarily want all the spoilers. Apple products (at least the good Apple products) tell a story and need a proper introduction, not some shady back-alley blurry photos.
This year's crop of "Apple/iPhone is doomed" rumors seem to have a lot of oxygen. While I don't have any idea whether or not there will be a fingerprint sensor or some new-fangled authentication technology, I do know – for certain – that all the hardware decisions that the Internet thinks Apple is struggling to solve right now were locked down at Apple months ago. They ship millions of those phones on Day 1. There's no way they'd still trying to figure out what to put in the phone at this point. I was all set to post on this issue at length, and then John Gruber went and did it for us.