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WWDC Update: No New iMacs Expected to Launch

As we delve into the realm of Apple-related chatter this week, it’s clear that the usual suspects are at it again with their speculative forecasts and mockups. For those who take these rumors as gospel, you might find some interest here, but for the rest, it’s the same old song and dance.

According to a recent post on 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 May Cost an Extra $100, but Consumers Willing to Pay (MacRumors), there’s talk that the larger iPhone 6 model could be pricier by $100. This claim, like many others, comes without solid backing and is typical of the speculative nature surrounding Apple products.

WWDC Update: No New iMacs Expected to Launch

It seems we’ve been down this road many times before.

The cycle of unverified claims continues with another analyst suggesting that Apple has secured a sufficient supply of sapphire for its upcoming iPhone 6 and iWatch releases, as noted in Apple reportedly has enough sapphire for massive iPhone 6 and iWatch launches (BGR). Yet again, these “supply chain checks” offer little in the way of concrete information.

Further stirring the pot, Apple predicted to sell ‘iWatch’ to at least 10% of existing iPhone users in 2015 (AppleInsider) showcases yet another bold prediction about a product that remains shrouded in mystery.

This pattern of rumors is all too familiar. Analysts and rumor mills churn out endless speculation that eventually catches the attention of mainstream media and Wall Street, creating a self-perpetuating hype machine.

This often leads to disappointment when the actual products are revealed, or worse, when they fail to materialize at all.

For instance, in the years leading up to the release of the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s, numerous parts supposedly belonging to these devices were leaked, creating a frenzy of anticipation. However, the rumored “iWatch” has not produced a single verified component, not even a minor piece of hardware. This lack of tangible evidence should be a red flag to anyone familiar with Apple’s tightly controlled product announcements.

It’s high time we demand more substantial evidence before jumping on the speculative bandwagon.

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