Rumor Roundup: Why Most New Year’s Resolutions Fail

As we usher in 2013, the rumor mill is already churning out some tantalizing yet questionable reports about Apple’s future plans.

Apple reportedly moving Mac mini production to US with Foxconn (9to5 Mac)

Beginning with a report from Digitimes, it’s suggested that Apple might relocate Mac mini production stateside. However, given Digitimes’ spotty track record, one might as well speculate about Apple setting up shop in the South Pole.

Apple reportedly continuing talks with Sharp over IGZO display panels for iOS devices (9to5 Mac)

Again, Digitimes fuels another unverifiable claim about Apple’s ongoing discussions with Sharp for advanced display technology. This rumor resurfaces periodically, despite a lack of concrete evidence.

MacBook Air, MacBook Pro refreshes expected June 2013 with same designs, new processors (9to5 Mac)

Digitimes strikes yet again with predictions about Apple’s laptop line.

It’s as if these forecasts are randomly generated by a pet dog wandering through a maze of tech buzzwords.

Apple A6 X processor production reportedly goes from Samsung to TSMC, trial set to begin this quarter (9to5 Mac)

In a refreshing twist, this story doesn’t originate from Digitimes, lending it a bit more credibility. The narrative of Apple distancing itself from Samsung in chip manufacturing is plausible, given their competitive tensions.

Apple and Intel Working on Bluetooth Smart Watch for 2013 Launch? (MacRumors)

This rumor about an Apple smart watch has caught fire online, despite the lack of any solid proof. It seems the tech community is eager to believe in the concept, even though practical utility remains questionable.

Developers begin seeing new Apple iPhone hardware and iOS 7 in usage logs – The Next Web

This report might sound significant, but it’s essentially stating the obvious: Apple is testing new products.

It’s hardly a revelation worth the hype it’s receiving.

Apple-built wearable computers seen as long-term replacement for iPhone (AppleInsider)

Speculation about Apple venturing into wearable tech like smart watches or glasses continues, spurred on by analysts like Gene Munster. Yet, the practicality and demand for such devices remain highly speculative.

‘iPhone 5S’ to reportedly launch by June with multiple color options and two different display sizes (BGR)

An analyst’s claim about the next iPhone featuring multiple colors and screen sizes seems more like a shot in the dark. The rationale behind such a strategy, according to the analyst, is to expand market share.

Apple Teams Up With Broadcom For 802.11ac Enabled Macs (TheNextWeb)

While this partnership sounds promising, it’s wise to remain skeptical until more concrete information emerges, especially considering past misfires on tech predictions from similar sources.

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