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Rumor Roundup: Lucy in the sky with sapphires

Apple seeks partners to enable NFC-based transit payments & building access for iPhone 6 & Watch (AppleInsider) Source: "People familiar with the matter" Chance it's true: 100 percent Can you think of any reason why Apple wouldn't want to do this? Neither can I. It actually makes a lot o...

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Rumor Roundup: Jump to conclusions [Updated]

It's autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, which means the leaves are turning, pumpkin-spiced everything, Christmas music beginning promptly in mid-October, and the annual firehose of Apple rumors is streaming down to a tiny trickle. The gigantic iPad Pro will have significant competition (BGR) Sou...

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Rumor Roundup: More questionable reports

Microsoft's pulse-tracking smartwatch rumored to land in time for holidays ahead of Apple Watch (9to5 Mac) Source: "People familiar with the matter" Chance it's true: Oh, it's too good not to be true. So here's the question: will this rumored Microsoft watch be prone to a Red Ring of Death via ...

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Rumor Roundup: Stephen Colbert has his work cut out for him

iPhone rumors start out stupid and outlandish in the early part of the yearly cycle. The closer we get to the actual announcement, the less stupid and outlandish they get -- with the notable exception of analysts, who remain stupid and outlandish pretty much forever. The iPad rumor cycle this year...

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Rumor Roundup: Pre/post 2014 iPad event

Well, this is slightly awkward. Due to the vagaries of time zones and schedules and "the real world" and various other bits of whatnot, by the time this Rumor Roundup is published Apple's event will have already taken place. Oh, well. In the grand tradition of all things media, I'm just going to b...

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Rumor Roundup: Unannounced Apple product delayed until next year (yes, again)

New Photo Claims to Show 2 GB Elpida RAM Chips for iPad Air 2 (MacRumors) Source: Some website even MacRumors has never heard of before Chance it's true: 50/50 If these chips were shown attached to a logic board, I'd say this rumor was a lock for being true. Presented on their own, however, the ...

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Rumor Roundup: Digitimes nonsense factories

Apple sapphire crystal supplier GT Advanced files for bankruptcy (9to5 Mac) Just so we're clear, a company was rumored to provide sapphire screens for the iPhone 6, and those rumors later turned out to be false, and as a direct result, this company has been forced to file for bankruptcy. Tell me a...

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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. Even 9to5 Mac is savvy enough to note that "the limi...

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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 plastic AMOLED display in the Apple Watch. Apple hasn't...

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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 worth taking them at face value. Additionally, if thi...

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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 considered newsworthy. Not that any of these specs seem...

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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 actual rumors and are, instead, two emblems of journali...

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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 I'm truly looking forward to using it when it fina...

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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 cylinders. Insomnia: because playing the game of life on E...

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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 time. Not content to merely go over the past few mon...

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