Rumors

Rumor Roundup: BREAKING - March and April not same month

AAPL earnings will come in well above upper end of company's guidance, say analysts, at $68.3B (9to5 Mac) Source: Some analysts Chance it's true: None "Analyst consensus" of Apple's performance was off by billions of dollars. You know, like alway...

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Rumor Roundup: Features you can't explain to Grandma

Apple exploring smarter Smart Cover, new gesture controls for iPad (AppleInsider) Source: Patent application Chance it's true: The patent? 100 percent. This showing up on store shelves? Much less. Apple patents tons of stuff that never makes it t...

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Rumor Roundup: Vindicated rather than vindictive

Following the non-bombshell, non-revelation from a non-accurate analyst earlier this week that Apple might be making a stylus for the iPad, the rumor fires cooled considerably, with only two of note seeping through the cracks. After eating Intel's ...

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Rumor Roundup: 'Nobody wants a stylus'

Google Is In Talks With Mobile Payments Company Softcard (TechCrunch) Source: "People familiar with the matter" Chance it's true: 90 percent This article seems less about how Google is reportedly trying to procure Softcard (likely for its patents...

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Rumor Roundup: If only 'Failblog' weren't already taken

Apple might already be testing its next major iPhone operating system (BGR) Source: Czech website Chance it's true: 100 percent Obviously Apple is internally testing an operating system that, if previous patterns hold, will be debuted to develope...

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The magical disappearing MacBook Air

Apple's ultra-thin MacBook Air already owns the "sleek and sexy" high end of the market, but it could theoretically be so much thinner... if not for those pesky USB, Thunderbolt and MagSafe ports. That may be why the laptop hardware rumor du jour...

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Rumor Roundup: Actually intelligent analysis

Manufacturing Mold for 'iPad Pro' Rear Shell or Dummy Unit Shown in New Photo (MacRumors) Source: Terrible photo Chance it's true: Who knows From the article: "Few details can be discerned from the relatively poor quality photo [...] simple desig...

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Rumor Roundup: Death by 1000 cuts

Aside from the usual terrible supply chain sources and analyst BS, which is almost always wrong, is another type of Apple rumor that's almost always right: leaks from within the company. And it looks like the ratbag employee(s) within Apple leaking ...

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Rumor Roundup: 'Should not be treated as hard evidence'

Even more evidence that the 'iPhone 6s mini' is coming this year (BGR) Source: Some analyst Chance it's true: 30 percent at best BGR plays fast and loose with the definition of the word "evidence" by citing analyst projections and guesswork over ...

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Rumor Roundup: What to expect when you're expecting 2015

Apple in Talks with Major Banks to Launch Apple Pay in UK During First Half of 2015 (MacRumors) Source: "People familiar with the matter" Chance it's true: 100 percent It makes perfect sense that the UK will be the next nation to see Apple Pay av...

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Rumor Roundup: Send off 2014 with the worst of all sources

Apple's Ultra-Slim 12-Inch MacBook Air Rumored to Enter Mass Production in Early 2015 (MacRumors) Source: Digitimes Chance it's true: 0.01 percent. Because Digitimes. What better way to close out 2014 than with a rumor from the worst of all sour...

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Rumor Roundup: Comfortably close to zero

'Twas the night before Christmas... well, not exactly. At any rate, there are barely any creatures stirring in the rumor landscape, with only two rumors of note having come out in the past few days. Apple could sell record 67M iPhones in December q...

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Rumor Roundup: The awful iPhone 7 concepts have begun

Some Genius Bars are being repurposed for the holidays, but other changes loom (9to5 Mac) Source: "People familiar with the matter" Chance it's true: 100 percent 9to5 Mac hasn't had very many BREAKING EXCLUSIVES since Apple's product launches a c...

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Gene Munster predicts! This time, Apple television coming in 2016

For all the fun we Apple bloggers have with Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster's insistence that Apple's going to come out with some sort of amazing smart TV, you have to hand it to the man for two things. First, his persistence in believing that...

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Rumor Roundup: Three takes on a Samsung rumor

With only one new rumor since the last roundup, it's once again a good opportunity to examine how three different rumor blogs reacted to the same information. Production of next year's A9 chip reportedly underway, Samsung may take 100% of orders (9...

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Rumor Roundup: A fool's game

Foxconn Robots Proving Unsuitable for iPhone Assembly, Updated Versions in the Works (MacRumors) Source: Chinese website Chance it's true: Who knows As with all rumors related to Apple's supply chain, there's no real way for us to ever know wheth...

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