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The linkbait and breathless re-posting of poorly-sourced nonsense continues apace, with at least two articles claiming to have knowledge (and photos!) of a phone that probably isn't even being built in factories yet. New iPhone 6 details possibly revealed! (BGR) A South Korean publication claims...

January 9th 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Not many rumors came out this week. I guess most of the analysts were off at their annual retreat in New Mexico, out of their gourds on peyote and brainstorming what sort of egregious nonsense they'll try to pass off as "analysis" over the coming months. Rumor: Foxconn testing production of larger-...

November 11th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Now that Apple has presumably announced everything it's going to sell in 2013, that must mean the deafening roar of dumb rumors will die down for awhi -- hahahaa, no, it's just as bad as ever. And as a special treat, rumor blogs are also putting on their own "analyst" hats and pretending they know w...

November 4th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Apple put an end to months of analyst "will they or won't they" handwringing at the recent iPad/Mac event when it did, indeed, unveil an updated iPad mini with a Retina display. As a direct consequence, we have an answer to the question: just how reliable is a "reliable" analyst? Let's find out. N...

October 28th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Here's what we know for certain about Apple's upcoming event on October 22: Apple will hold an event on October 22. Here's what many suspect Apple will announce at that event: The fifth-generation iPad, drawing design cues from the iPad mini A second-generation iPad mini, which may or may n...

October 21st 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Here is the only rumor that came out this week that has even the remotest chance of coming true: Apple Will Hold Fall iPad Event on October 22 (AllThingsD) Continuing its proud tradition of not being full of crap (an increasingly rare thing amongst tech publications when it comes to Apple), AllThi...

October 14th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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There aren't many jobs out there where screwing up is rewarded. A neurosurgeon with a 25 percent success rate probably won't be a neurosurgeon for very long. Pilots can only make so many unsuccessful landings before they cease to be pilots (or anything else). Burn enough of those sad grease patties...

October 7th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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This week, at least two publications got to have it both ways. One heavily criticised an analyst for his poor track record, then went on to use analysts as sources for several stories. Another posted erroneous information only to debunk its own rumormongering later that same day. It's a beautiful, d...

September 30th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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The week of an Apple product launch is usually pretty light on rumors, because this is the point in the news cycle where there are plenty of real stories to report on instead. There's also a mountain of manufactured controversy drawing attention to the Apple products that exist today and away from t...

September 23rd 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Now that the iPhone 5s and 5c have been officially revealed, it's time for a rumor post-mortem. The biggest thing analysts (and pretty much everyone else) got wrong? The supposed "low-cost" iPhone. For years analysts have expected Apple to come out with an "iPhone mini" that will address the lower...

September 16th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Here's what we know for certain about the upcoming September 10 event: A new Apple product of some kind will be announced. Probably an iPhone. Here's what we suspect will be announced at the September 10 iPhone event, based on the few credible rumors skimmed from the meniscus layer of a deep o...

September 9th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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What exactly is happening with Apple's next iPhone? Will it be substantially cheaper? Come in gold? Or even sport a fingerprint scanner? And will it be enough to keep Apple on top, now that it's up against two software-hardware chimeras? The company's making plans for next week and we're likely to...

September 6th 2013 at 4:20pm 0 Comments