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Rumor Roundup: Gin it up for pageviews

Apple unlikely to release the 5.5-inch iPhone and iWatch in December as rumored (9to5 Mac) A post on a Chinese social network claims the products earlier rumored to launch next year will instead be launched in December. As 9to5 Mac correctly points out, this seems incredibly unlikely for a...

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Rumor Roundup: Ribbon cables galore

There's no Swatch in your future iWatch (BGR) 75 percent of this article is a rehash of a rumor that the headline itself says is not true. It's only after a couple hundred words of nonsense that BGR finally gets to the point - namely, that Swatch has no plans to work with Apple on...

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Rumor Roundup: A confirmation bias the size of Greenland

Light-up logo rumors for iPhone 6 likely have a more mundane explanation (9to5 Mac) Let me save you a click: the mundane explanation is that the logo will act as a window for radio signals. You know, exactly like the iPad. Earth-shattering analysis here. Rumor: Rear shell for 4.7" 'iPhone 6'...

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Rumor Roundup: Disappear in a puff of logic

New Photos of Purported iPhone 6 Battery Show 1,810 mAh Capacity (MacRumors) This photo wouldn't be terribly difficult to fake. That having been said, there's something just so vanilla about this rumor that it feels like it's probably true anyway. iPhone 6 Said to Feature Sony's 13-Megapixel...

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Rumor Roundup: 'Better reliability than most Chinese sites'

This is the first functional iPhone 6 clone (BGR) From the article: "What the available pictures seem to indicate is that the model is not a genuine iPhone 6 handset." Then why, exactly, should we give anything even remotely approaching a damn about this? Apple's new PR chief may be former White...

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Rumor Roundup: Unannounced Apple products delayed, ad infinitum

The sketchy iPhone 6 rumors keep coming – haptic feedback & 68M orders (9to5 Mac) 9to5 Mac continues its "proud" tradition of calling rumors "sketchy" but then reblogging them anyway. The first of these, regarding haptic feedback, is a perennial favorite; we've heard for years that...

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Rumor Roundup: The knife-proof iPhone 6

Analysts predicting Apple will beat its Q3 guidance of $36-38B (9to5 Mac) Analysts say lots of things. But this particular analyst, Horace Dediu, is so far above the cut of those normally called "analysts" that it feels more accurate to call him something else. Like "prophet", maybe. Anyway,...

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Rumor Roundup: 'Rather naive'

Driven by promotions & 16 new carriers, Apple seen selling 36.5M iPhones in June quarter (AppleInsider) Some analyst throws around random numbers about how many iPhones Apple will sell. It won't matter when this guy is off by several million units; the word "analyst" is an aphrodisiac to...

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Rumor Roundup: Tie a ribbon cable 'round the old oak tree

iPhone 6 mockups are a 'rough approximation' according to report, claims antenna design will differ signifcantly (9to5 Mac) An Asian publication cites "supply chain sources" who claim that the iPhone 6 mockups seen thus far aren't accurate representations of what will launch. This story just...

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Rumor Roundup: 'Next week'

New, cheaper, iPod touch model rumored to launch next week (9to5 Mac) I'm only reposting this one from last time because all the rumor blogs were so convinced this iPod touch model would launch "next week" when it in fact launched within 24 hours of this rumor breaking. The only surprise here is...

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Rumor Roundup: 'Not always the most reliable of sources'

Apple rumored to improve durability of new Touch ID hardware in 2014 iPhones, iPads (AppleInsider) The source for this claim is, of course, some Asian publication which, of course, offers absolutely no evidence for its claims. In other words, one of the four food groups for rumor bloggers. Next...

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Rumor Roundup: You don't know jack

Apple now has two sapphire plants for the upcoming iPhone 6 (BGR) The source for this is, of course, some analyst. And the original article -- or at least as much of it as I was able to read before an irritating paywall nag window got in my way -- didn't mention the iPhone 6 at all. WSJ: Apple...

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Rumor Roundup: Dummy unit

IPHONE 6 LEAK: This may be our best look yet at the space gray iPhone 6 (BGR) From the article: "The iPhone 6 leak bonanza continues, as two more dummy iPhone 6 units have been photographed in the wild." That's not the only dummy unit that's been seen in the wild. There has been no "iPhone leak...

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Rumor Roundup: Deja vu toujours

Spoiler alert: there is nothing remotely resembling real news to be had in the world of Apple rumors so far this week. Not unless you consider dreck from "analysts" and iPhone mockups to be real news. And if you do, you're probably one of the half-dozen rumor bloggers who hate-reads this column...

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Rumor Roundup: Some assembly required

iOS 8 code shows iPad split-screen, Maps transit in the works; Health interface changed late in development (9to5 Mac) Summary of this article: "Here are 1000 words worth of excuses for why we've whiffed on so many rumors in 2014." Rumor: NFC, wireless charging, improved LTE slated for iPhone 6...

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