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Rumor Roundup: Post-WWDC rumor retrospective

First we'll open with the new, dumb rumors. Then, we'll review the dumb rumors of months past which failed to come true during WWDC. New and dumb Evidence of Upcoming Retina iMacs Showing Up in OS X Yosemite Beta (MacRumors) Remember when this French website got a story about upcoming,...

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Rumor Roundup: Summer child

Another WWDC has come and gone, which inevitably means many stupid Apple rumors got proven wrong. We've looked at a couple of them for this roundup, and we'll see what we can dig up from the archives next time. Alleged OS X 10.10 with Control Center, Visual Tweaks, and More Shown in Blurry Photos...

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Rumor Roundup: Pre-WWDC jitters

By the time this is published, WWDC will be upon us. Strangely, most of the rumors over the past few days have had nothing to do with WWDC at all; they're instead focused farther in the future, and often on products or services that are totally unconfirmed. As for WWDC itself, iOS 8 and OS X...

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Rumor Roundup: New iMacs definitely (not) coming at WWDC

Report: Apple planning iOS-controlled smart home automation platform for WWDC unveiling (9to5 Mac) People love to make unsubstantiated claims like these immediately before Apple's events. Almost none of them ever come to pass, which sends the tech press into full-on spastic mode, accusing Apple...

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Rumor Roundup: A neutron star of newslessness

Apple Preparing iOS 7.1.2 Update, Likely Addressing Email Encryption and iMessage Issues (MacRumors) As Apple rumors go, this one is relatively tame and mundane. That means it's far more likely to be true. How the iPhone 6 and iPhone phablet compare to current flagships from Apple and Samsung...

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Rumor Roundup: Recycling

Two of the rumors in this roundup are repeats from 2013. And 2012. And 2011. I'm all for environmentally-responsible recycling, but this seems excessive. Apple in talks with Samsung to settle all future patent disputes out of court (9to5 Mac) Too bad this report was shot to pieces not even a day...

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Rumor Roundup: 'Sketchy'

After a storm of iPhone rumors last week, the past few days have been relatively calm. Perhaps the wealth of actual news in the form of the 10.9.3 update and Apple + Google's agreement to end their patent war temporarily distracted everyone from the typical dog-and-pony show of nonsense. There...

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Former eMusic CEO gives his take on rumored Apple/Beats deal

Former eMusic CEO Adam Klein took to Bloomberg last week to give his take on the rumored Apple/Beats Electronics acquisition. Echoing what many industry watchers have speculated, Klein believes that the proposed deal has everything to do with Beats' new streaming service, which is essentially...

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Rumor Roundup: IPHONE 6 LEAK

Apologies for the weeklong absence of the Rumor Roundup. It turns out influenza is not conducive to analytical writing... and drinking martinis and playing blackjack in Auckland is even less so. Sketchy report claims Pegatron has received 15% of orders for Apple's 4.7-inch iPhone 6 (9to5...

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Rumor Roundup: Year of the Mockup

iPhone 6 Physical Mockup Allegedly Based on Real Machine Schematics Surfaces (MacRumors) 2014 is apparently The Year of the Mockup, as rumor blogs have been inundating us with stories like this one for weeks. "Someone made a mockup/render/watercolor painting based on leaked schematics which may...

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Rumor Roundup: Bullseye

New MacBook Airs likely launching tomorrow (9to5 Mac) This, of course, actually happened earlier this week. This followed rumors last week gleaned from a French website that this update was inbound. I expressed my usual skepticism over the provenance of this rumor, so when it actually came true...

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Rumor Roundup: OS X Arcata

Updated 11-Inch and 13-Inch MacBook Airs Reportedly Coming Next Week (MacRumors) Some French website we never heard of before this week announced that refreshed MacBook Air models are coming out next week. The rumor blogs are so starved for legitimate news that they all leaped upon this non-story...

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Rumor Roundup: Another unannounced Apple product 'delayed'

Apple trademark update suggests company may enter jewelry business, hinting at rumored 'iWatch' (AppleInsider) Apple first applied for the iWatch trademark last year. Then, as now, this trademark application is not proof that Apple intends to launch a device with that name. It could just as...

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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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