Tag: rumor roundup

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 mobile lunch, Apple could next devour Qualcomm's B...

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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 related to mobile payments) and more about the ut...

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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 developers in about six months. This happens every year: A...

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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 design of the mold suggests this may be an unofficial m...

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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 company secrets to rumor blogs (for some reason ne...

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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 the supposed "iPhone 6s mini." It bears mentioning...

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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 availability. I'm not holding my breath for where I ...

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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 sources? (I can think of several hundred better ways, ...

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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 quarter, survey suggests (AppleInsider) Source: So...

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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 couple months ago, but its sources for stories like...

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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 (9to5 Mac) 9to5 Mac's headline tells you pretty muc...

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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 whether this is true or not. Certainly not unless Apple...

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Rumor Roundup: A tale of three rumor blogs

Occasionally it's instructive to take a look at how various rumor blogs react to the same rumor... such as the recent rumors of a new 4-inch iPhone model in 2015. Unlikely supply-chain rumor suggests a new 4-inch iPhone model next year (9to5 Mac) 9to5 Mac follows its usual schtick of calling a r...

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Rumor Roundup: Crescentgate-gate

UBS survey finds 10% of consumers want a smartwatch, expects 24M Apple Watch sales in fiscal 2015 (AppleInsider) Source: Some analyst Chance it's true: 30 percent Yet another analyst throws his hat into the "this is how many of (unreleased Apple product) will be sold" ring. Is this worth paying...

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Rumor Roundup: 'iPad Air Plus'

It's very slim pickings for rumors this time around - just one, in fact - presumably because all the analysts are still in turkey comas. HUGE LEAK: Major details on Apple's gigantic 'iPad Air Plus' revealed (BGR) Source: Japanese website Chance it's true: 30 percent Macotakara (a Japanese webs...

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