Follow The Bouncing Apple Rumors

from the which-way-did-they-go dept

Tiernan Ray, over at Tech Trade Daily, has an amusing post up explaining the rather circuitous route of a particular Apple rumor found on various Apple rumor sites. Basically, one Apple rumors site claimed a new research report was coming out detailing potential upgrades to various Apple products. But, the problem was that there was no such new report. The research firm in question had actually released a report over a week earlier. And then things got even more mixed up:
Macrumors, in mentioning the phantom report from *today*, cites a PC World article from yesterday, that erroneously references the August 6 note as being analyst comment *today*, meaning, Monday, the date of the PC World article. Even more hilarious, in the Macrumors post, the author says that the phantom report from today about updates to the Mac laptops and iPods is “consistent with whispers we’ve heard.” And he cites … ta da! A post from AppleInsider last week commenting on the original August six note. Oy vey.
So, basically a report from last week is used to confirm a non-existent report from this week, which is actually... the original report from the week before.

Filed Under: rumors, telephone
Companies: apple

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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 14 Aug 2008 @ 9:04pm


    Apple has great design and a handful of solid products.

    But... if they would just spend half their energy on quality assurance instead of ridiculous hype, they might be taken seriously in the marketplace!

    What's that you say? Apple is the best-ist? Have you ever REALLY used iTunes, or read the reviews for Quicktime Pro on Apple's website?

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