Category Archives: Mac Web

Fake or Real? Can People Tell? No.

In July, there was a leak of what was purported to be the upcoming iPod user interface. Today, Apple released the new iPod Nano and iPod Classic with the new user interface that was leaked. How did people do in … Continue reading

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CNET Acquires VersionTracker, MacFixIt

VersionTracker and MacFixIt have been acquired by CNET. I’m really excited about this. It gives VersionTracker—and our sister sites, iPhone Atlas and MacFixIt—more resources to grow and gives us higher visibility than I could have ever imagined for our humble … Continue reading

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Keyboard Real. iPod UI?

I was wrong. Or, I guess, my conclusion was wrong in Final Verdict: Keyboard Fake. iPod UI Real. The prototype keyboard photos that were posted to Chinese forum were real. It really is a significant event that will make the … Continue reading

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Newsflash: People Make Up Rumors

Gizmodo posted and then retracted a rumor that they posted from someone who emailed them and purported to be from a Google Product Marketing Manager. Engadget goes on to “debunk” this rumor, making a big deal about it. Gizmodo even … Continue reading

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All Others are #2 or Lower

June was a crazy month for MacRumors.com. WWDC and the iPhone launch drove traffic to record levels. In the end, based on publicly available metrics, it means MacRumors.com was the #1 Apple news or rumor site for June. According to … Continue reading

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Final Verdict: Keyboard Fake. iPod UI Real.

A couple of supposed Apple leaks have been distributed over the net over the past week. Rightfully so, each time people question the authenticity of the images that are “leaked”. In the first instance, some iPod user interface videos were … Continue reading

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On MacRumors.com’s Credibility

MacRumors.com has been around for a while now… over 7 years. And in that time I’d like to think that the site has earned some credibility amongst its regular readers. We take rumors seriously — well before it was popular … Continue reading

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iPhone Domainers Beware

It was obvious it was going to happen, but that didn’t stop people from jumping on the bandwagon. After Apple’s aggressive defense of the iPod-related domain names, it seemed obvious they weren’t going to let people get too comfortable with … Continue reading

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On Apple Analysts and Their ‘Research’

Financial analysts are a funny thing in the Apple rumor world. With increasing media coverage of everything Apple, as well as the impressive growth of their stock, it seems financial analysts are covering Apple in increasing detail and frequency. I … Continue reading

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Amazon to buy iLounge?

Valleyway is reporting that Amazon is looking to purchase iLounge.com. iLounge (formerly iPodLounge) is one of (if not the) largest iPod sites out there. Now to put this in context, Amazon just purchased DPReview.com, a digital photography review site. Purchasing … Continue reading

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