Remember the event? You know, the September 9th thingy where Apple introduced the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus, and the Watch. You remember, right?
That wasn’t enough.
There are new rumors that Apple is going to have another event in October. This should include the formal rollout of Yosemite Sam, and that would be enough for me. Continuity and handing off work from my mobile device to my desktop or laptop will be awesome. I don’t know if I can do it yet with the Yosemite Sam Beta release, and I haven’t tried. But still, it sounds pretty cool.
But Apple has something in the works that hasn’t even made the rumor mill yet. Something so secret the punditbots haven’t guessed it yet.
My favorite Apple rumor writer is over on Macworld, and, while Macworld pisses me off, I can still post a link for John Moltz. Also, even though Macworld pisses me off (or maybe for the same reasons that it pisses me off), they’re ending their print run and laying off a bunch of staff. Now they’re going to only be on the innertubes. That sucks.
Mr. Moltz has done a nice job of assessing the cream of the current crop of Apple rumors, and it’s worth a read.
He has graded the rumors based on their possible relation to reality. My assessment of rumors is based solely on their entertainment value. Few Apple rumors are as valid as a coin toss in a tornado. An enjoyable Apple rumor contains essential elements. It presents a well thought out device or service. It supports its veracity with quotes and opinions from people and sources that are usually wrong. Unnamed insiders is a cop out. It exhibits poor quality photographs and questionable screen shots as evidence. The real upper crust of Apple rumors specify exactly what the device or service will be or do, with numbers, data, statistics, pixel by pixel breakdown of the screen size, new processor names and model numbers, built-in memory, and expected bandwidth of the network connection.
All that makes for a pretty fun rumor. Meaningless, but fun. For a real coupe de grass, though, an excellent rumor includes a deadline for Apple to produce the rumored product or service with at least the predicted specifications. Failure means doom. DOOM. Apple cannot survive unless the writer’s vision is fulfilled or exceeded.
I don’t report on specific rumors from specific writers very often because all that bouncing back and forth from my dashboard to their pages is just too much work. Also, putting in links is a lot of extra mouse clicks and keyboard commands. And for the most part, they’re idiots. So, I’ll just continue to make fun of the internet in general.
It’s worth noting, though, that there’s a rumor that Apple is working on another version of the Watch already, so that if you buy one now it will eventually be obsolete. Thank goodness they don’t do that with all their other stuff.
One of my all-time favorite Bob Seger songs.