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Rumor Roundup: Pyre of Fail

Chinese rumor suggests Apple Watch to launch in February, sapphire to blame for low supply (9to5 Mac) Source: Taiwanese media, via Chinese website Chance it's true: 50/50 Here's another entry in the ongoing "Apple Watch launch date bingo" game. Ev...

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Apple to reportedly unveil new iPads and Retina iMac on October 16

The Apple Watch may not be available until early 2015, but Apple is still gearing up for what promises to be a busy holiday shopping season. According to John Paczkowski of Re/Code, Apple is planning to hold a special media event on Thursday, Octob...

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Rumor Roundup: Screaming from the digital rooftops

Apple Watch's advanced AMOLED display far more costly than traditional screens - report (AppleInsider) Source: Some market research firm Chance it's true: 30 percent. Probably. I don't know where these guys got the idea that Apple is using a plast...

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Rumor Roundup: One million yeaaaaars dungeon

Rumored 12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro' May Include More Powerful A8X Processor (MacRumors) Source: Taiwanese website Chance it's true: 30 percent The standard disclaimer for Taiwanese sources applies: their track record isn't great, so it's usually not wor...

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Rumor Roundup: Debunked by Apple itself

Rumor: Apple Watch to feature 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage (AppleInsider) Source: Some analyst Chance it's true: 30 percent, at most Some analyst repeats the same stuff some other analyst spewed a couple weeks ago. For some reason, this is consid...

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Rumor Roundup: Fast news day

Given that this is the week the iPhone launched, it's not surprising there was very little to be gleaned from the rumor mill amongst all the actual, real news happening in the tech world. Matter of fact, neither of the stories cited below are actua...

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Rumor Roundup: Crystalline dreams

Apple Pay may mean the end of physical bank cards within 2-3 years, argues Moven CEO (9to5 Mac) Source: Some CEO Chance it's true: None This is a case of a guy whose eyes are bigger than his stomach (or brain). Apple Pay seems cool and all, and ...

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Rumor Roundup: Running with percentages

The trouble with last week's 2014 Rumor Retrospective: it took eight hours to research and compile a 6000-word post, and I was up until two in the morning writing it. I went into my day job the next day with a brain firing on maybe 3 of 12 cylinder...

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Rumor Roundup: iPhone 6 and 'iWatch' retrospective

The iPhone 6 and Apple Watch have both been unveiled to the public. And lo, the rumor bloggers wept, for there were no more worlds to conquer. As is customary, I've done a post-event roundup of the rumors. However, I went fully overboard this ti...

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Rumor Roundup: Not a creature was stirring...

Gadget nerds, bloggers, rumormongers, analysts, tech pundits, Samsung's design and engineering teams... all eyes in the tech world will be on Apple this week. It's the eve of Apple's long-awaited Fall 2014 event. All of my friends, even the non-ge...

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Rumor Roundup: Passing the click savings on to you

Analyst says not to expect reversible USB Lightning connector to ship with iPhone 6 (9to5 Mac) "Accurate" analyst Ming-Chi Kuo gets no points for saying something we already knew. Assuming this rumored accessory was ever a real thing to begin with...

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Rumor Roundup: Schrödinger's iPhone

More iPhone 6 component photos 'confirm' silver, gray and gold colors, depict larger internal speaker and new vibrator design (9to5 Mac) At least 9to5 Mac had the decency to put "confirm" in sarcastiquotes. These photos look like they were taken i...

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Rumor Roundup: Clickbaiters gonna clickbait

Next-generation M7 coprocessor, codenamed 'Phosphorus', reportedly shown in iPhone schematics (U: Likely expected barometer/air pressure sensor) (9to5 Mac) Once again, in their rush to be FIRST!, the rumor blogs whiffed it on their interpretation ...

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Rumor Roundup: 2014 delayed until 2015 (developing)

Purported 'iPad Air 2' flex cables revealed in new photos (AppleInsider) Ohhh, things are getting "exciting" now, with fresh spy shots of ribbon cables supposedly meant for the next-gen iPad Air. Feast your eyes upon these random electronic parts ...

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Rumor Roundup: The snake is eating its own tail

Alleged Schematic Shows iPhone 6 Coming with 1GB of RAM [Updated] (MacRumors) When one of these rumor blogs appends (updated) to the end, you know it's got to be amusing. And it is: according to the article, this schematic "more likely refers to s...

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Rumor Roundup: Of stones and glass houses

Assembled iPhone 6 Logic Board Revealed in New Photo (MacRumors) Here's another shot of an alleged iPhone 6 logic board, except this time it has EMI shielding glued all over it, so it's way less interesting-looking this time. Apple Meets With Tha...

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