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Rumor Roundup: Validity not confirmed

New report says iWatch will be significantly cheaper than expected (BGR) BGR once again plays fast and loose with the definition of "report" by citing some analyst's evidence-free predictions of how much the nonexistent iWatch will cost. The good news that comes with this "report" is analysts...

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Rumor Roundup: Fourth-power stupid

iWatch cost could be subsidized by health insurers, analyst suggests (9to5 Mac) According to some analyst: "We continue to believe it is possible the product (iWatch) is backstopped by some sort of insurance subsidization model similar to the carrier subsidization model for iPhone." Meanwhile,...

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Rumor Roundup: Pod people

Here we go again: Report claims Apple is testing a 65-inch iTV (BGR) From the article: "If rumors and reports from Apple analysts are to be believed" - I'll stop you right there at the first sentence, BGR. They're not. They most certainly are not to be believed. You know this. Everyone knows...

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Rumor Roundup: Unreleased Apple product 'delayed' (again)

IPHONE 6 LEAK: This could be our first look at the completely redesigned iPhone 6 (BGR) BGR wants us to believe that some guy's 3D rendering, based on "leaked" blueprints of dubious provenance, counts as a "first look" at the iPhone 6. While the renderings are pretty slick, and I'd gladly buy an...

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Rumor Roundup: Bigger isn't necessarily better

There's not much happening with Apple rumors at the moment; only two worth mentioning came out in the past few days. iPhone 6 Reportedly Launching 'As Early As September' in 4.7- and 5.5-Inch Sizes (MacRumors) Writers for Japanese business newspaper Nikkei apparently read the same rumors as...

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Rumor Roundup: 'Multiple sources saying pretty much the same thing'

Apple to Move Production of iPhone Batteries to Automated Lines (MacRumors) "[...] according to a report from DigiTimes." BZZZZT! Next! New leak may finally reveal Apple's iPhone 6 design (BGR) From the article: "A user on 9to5Mac's discussion forums points us to images of a purported case mold...

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Rumor Roundup: "Flop"

Here's a riddle: when is a flop not a flop? Easy: when it sells a metric load of units and makes tons of money. Don't try telling that to some people, though. Their skulls are far too thick, and the contents of those skulls... the less said about that, the better. Apple expected to sit out on...

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Rumor Roundup: ALL CAPS EMPHASIS

MAKE YOUR HEADLINES STAND OUT with words RANDOMLY capitalized in your HEADLINES. All of the MOST SUCCESSFUL BLOGS are doing it. YOU CAN TOO. This is Healthbook, Apple's major first step into health & fitness tracking (9to5 Mac) Buried deep in the bedrock of this very detailed piece:...

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Rumor Roundup: No TV for you

Digitimes makes its "triumphant" return to the rumor scene this week and manages to make itself look even more ridiculous than usual. No, I didn't think that was possible either. Digitimes likely way off the mark with sapphire production estimates (9to5 Mac) What? Digitimes got something wrong?...

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Rumor Roundup: Questionable content

It's been a pretty slow week for rumors, and there's been a surprising lack of pie-in-the-sky speculation about the iWatch lately. iOS 7.1 builds for two new iPads 4,3 and 4,6 released, likely minor hardware revisions (9to5 Mac) Two unreleased iPad model identifiers have shown up in iOS 7.1...

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Rumor Roundup: Assumes facts most definitely not in evidence

This Roundup is going to make it seem like I'm singling out one particular publication and picking on them because they're an easy target. This is not the case; over the past few days, they've been the only target. No one else in my rogue's gallery of rumor blogs has been audacious enough to...

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Rumor Roundup: 1573rd time's the charm

Apple adding hundreds of new engineers and operations staff in China to speed development of larger iPhones (9to5 Mac) The Wall Street Journal says Apple is on a hiring spree in Asia, and they claim this means Apple will perform "faster and more frequent product launches." The Journal only very...

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Rumor Roundup: 'A research note to investors'

Did you know? You can say literally anything that pops into your head about Apple, and if you pass it off as a "research note to investors," rumor blogs will be on that like seagulls on a dropped French fry. Here's my research note to investors: Apple CEO Tim Cook has diverted billions of...

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Rumor Roundup: Where don't Apple rumors come from?

Just because it's a slow week for rumors doesn't mean it's a slow week for people saying stupid things about Apple... including quite possibly the dumbest thing written all year. No points for guessing which of these two cited articles qualifies. Analyst delivers the ultimate insult to Apple,...

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Rumor Roundup: Making something from nothing

Jony Ive disappears from Apple's online executive list (Update 2x: Back, PR comment) (9to5 Mac) This is an all-time classic example of rumor blogs trying to make something out of absolutely nothing. Design guru Jony Ive temporarily disappeared from the executive list on Apple's website, and the...

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