Twice a year, Apple has a “major conference” (MacWorld in January and WWDC in June) where new products are unveiled, the community speculates about Steve Jobs’ health, and a whole assortment of rumors are generated till the next conference. Such is the case with next week’s WWDC 2009 in San Francisco.
You can’t browse through recent sci-tech news without having come across such a rumor. For example, there have been some “leaked shots of the new iPhone” from a source in China circulating across the Internet for the last week. And that too, a full week. It’s like the same rumor never gets old in the Apple community, and as more and more people jump on the bandwagon, the more insatiable their desire for new rumors becomes.
Will Steve Jobs make a “special appearance?” When will OS X Snow Leopard be released? What’s the news on the “Apple tablet?” Who really cares? 🙄
Don’t get me wrong. I love Apple. Their company is run well. Their conferences are top notch. Their stores are welcoming. Their stock is promising. I’m just getting a bit perturbed with the regular cycle of MacWorld – rumors – WWDC – even more rumors. Apple isn’t even to blame for this. It’s the users out there who go out of their way to stir up interest in fellow users. I will be watching the keynote next Monday, but aside from that, rumors and speculation have no meaning to me.
I wonder when the “Will Apple release the meaning of life alongside the purchase of a new 800 core Mac Pro?” or “Can the iMac really find the cure for cancer during standby mode?” rumors will start circulating. 😀