The sad state of Apple rumors | Macworld
At the risk of sounding like your prototypical hipster, today’s rumors just aren’t as good as they used to be. The devices that we hear whispers about now — a smartwatch, a television, a cheaper iPhone—seem lackluster compared to the rumored products of days past—products that, when they actually appeared, changed entire industries.
Apple rumors | The Loop
Prior to iPad mini 2 launch, Apple might roll out a more affordable iPad mini to compete with Android products. To cut costs, Apple might push for lower component prices, use a more advanced process to produce the A5 processor, simplify metal casing production, remove the rear camera, cut storage to 8GB and find more component suppliers to lower costs. We think this cheaper iPad mini retail for US$199~249.
アップルが 199 〜 249 ドルの iPad mini を検討中？ | maclalala2
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is one of the most reliable analysts out there when it comes to predicting upcoming Apple products.
KGI凱基證券 | KGI Securities
The best and worst Apple analysts: Nine-quarter edition | maclalala:link
Ranking the analysts | maclalala:link
Alleged Budget iPhone Leak | Tactus
So file this under noise for now, but interesting noise.
iPad price cuts: A signal Apple is about to release new ones | Fortune Tech
間もなく新 iPad の発表か？ | maclalala2
New iPhone heads into production … | Twitter / Jessicalessin:
New iPhone heads into production soon amid a new reality: Apple has to act more like Samsung if it wants to thrive.
‘Has To’ | Daring Fireball
iPhone 5S In August, New iPads In April | ParisLemon
So says Rene Ritchie of iMore, who tends to be very accurate when it comes to such information.
iPhone 5S は８月発表か、iPad は４月にも | maclalala2
Ritchie’s track record on this sort of stuff has been impeccable.
While Tim Cook has dropped hints that Apple Inc. (AAPL) is hard at work on a television to drive the next era of growth, the company’s wristwatch-style device, still in development, may prove more profitable.
Bloomberg bullshit | The Loop
I wonder whether AAPL price will go up or down on the news that one unannounced product will be more profitable than another unannounced product.
Apple’s Actual Problems – The Talk Show | Mule Radio Syndicate
‘Apple’s Actual Problems‘ | Daring Fireball
どうも腑に落ちないBloombergの「Apple iWatch」報道 | ZDNet Japan
The Next Apple TV: iWatch | Monday Note
It’s hard to imagine that Apple would merely integrate an existing accessory into a new iPod. Sales of the iPod proper are decelerating, so the iPod-as-iWatch could give the line a much needed boost, but it’s difficult to reconcile the rumors of “100 people” working on the project if it’s just a retrofit job. Is Apple working on an iWatch that can be experienced as an Even More Personal personal computer — an “intimate computer”? If so, many questions arise: user interface, sensors, iOS version, new types of apps, connection with other iDevices… And, of course price.