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Rumor Roundup: 'The near future'

Apple's New Vision for Apple TV 'Less Ambitious' Than Before (MacRumors) The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has "scaled back" its plans for the next-gen Apple TV because of failed negotiations with cable companies. There is, of course, no way for us to know for certain that Apple's plans...

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Rumor Roundup: Contradictions are contraindicated

Multiple instances of publications contradicting one another, and sometimes even themselves? That would get writers fired relatively quickly in any other field, but it's pretty much par for the course when it comes to Apple rumors. New Apple TV hardware references already appearing in iOS 7...

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Rumor Roundup: A matter of time

The iWatch was just about all anyone could talk about this week. Expect many more weeks like this one. Why a health-focused iWatch won't kill smartwatches like the iPod killed audio players (TechHive) Hey, let's speculate on why an unreleased Apple product won't upend an industry that's not even...

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Rumor Roundup: Prototypical

Several rumors from legitimately reliable sources have now come out with information about the iWatch that doesn't sound like completely pie-in-the-sky nonsense. This was so shocking I thought I might be having heart palpitations. There was no way for me to tell for certain, however, because I...

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Rumor Roundup: Still doomed after all these years

The days following Apple's earnings announcements are always chockablock with the very worst "analysis" that money can buy. I chose to steer clear of most of it, because there's only so many times I can bang my head against the desk before I start to worry about the desk. Rumor: Apple lining up...

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Rumor Roundup: Non-zero chance

The Wall Street Journal awoke from its long slumber and squeezed out not just one, but two Apple rumors this week. Oblivious to the fact that the Journal hasn't gotten a months-in-advance rumor correct in a very long time, the various rumor blogs were all too willing to re-post the Journal's...

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Rumor Roundup: Non-story story

Today's Zen koan: If an analyst predicts a 4.9-inch display for the iPhone 6, and there's no one around to reblog his claims without a second's hesitation, is Apple still doomed? Analysts estimate Apple sold 55.3M iPhones last quarter, up 16 percent (9to5 Mac; also reblogged by MacRumors,...

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Rumor Roundup: Having your cake and smearing it all over your face, too

Alongside the usual weekly dross are a couple of rumors that are finally worth taking seriously. Meanwhile, CNET manages to write the dumbest thing written about Apple all year. Don't worry, though. 2014 is still young. Apple to begin in-store iPhone 5c screen repairs next week (9to5 Mac) When...

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Rumor Roundup: Farming the oceans, the Moon, and Antarctica

Apple rumor drinking game: Every time some rumor blog passes on baseless speculation from some analyst or unsourced nonsense from an Asian tech publication, take a sip. If the source is Gene Munster, Peter Misek, Brian White, or Ming-Chi Kuo, take three sips. If the source is Digitimes, finish...

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Rumor Roundup: Zero revolutionary devices

iPhone 6 Rear Camera to Retain 8-Megapixel Sensor, Offer Improved Image Stabilization? (MacRumors; also covered by 9to5 Mac, BGR) From the article: "The report cites analysts from Nomura Securities" - and we all know how "accurate" these analysts are when it comes to Apple. Also, check this out:...

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2013 Rumor Retrospective: 'All the leaks were...'

I've been writing Rumor Roundups for nearly two years now. In all that time, only two writers from sites featured in the Roundup have ever contacted me directly: In mid-2012, Rene Ritchie of iMore contacted me once to (correctly) point out a regrettable inaccuracy I'd written about one of his...

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Rumor Roundup: An analyst who actually analyzes

If you ignore the stacks of, "Look at this Apple patent application we found, Apple must be building one of these," posts -- and I've chosen to -- then this week was relatively light on rumors. Two-thirds of Americans will own an iPhone by 2017, calculates analyst (9to5 Mac) Based solely on the...

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Rumor Roundup: Year of the iWatch

Apple's 'iWatch' Said to Arrive in October 2014 with Wireless Charging (MacRumors) Some Chinese site claims Apple will release the iWatch in October 2014. However, according to MacRumors "C Technology's rumor track record is mixed." This stab at credibility suffers somewhat a couple paragraphs...

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Rumor Roundup: Opinions are like *censored*

There was a grand total of one rumor this week. And here it is, in all its "glory": Apple reportedly testing 12.9-inch iPad with 2K and 4K resolution (BGR) "This is an unconfirmed rumor so far," BGR helpfully points out. Hey, guys? There's no other kind of rumor. Once a rumor is confirmed, it...

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Rumor Roundup: PrimeSense nonsense

This week was predictably light on rumors, and the rumors themselves were predictably light on facts. PrimeSense tech seen powering gesture controls for future Apple television products (AppleInsider) As soon as the PrimeSense buy was confirmed, you knew this had to be coming - speculative...

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