Tired of Apple Rumors

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. 😀

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  1. Oscar says

    You are right about those rumors! I like Apple, for all your aforementioned reasons, but don’t you think most of their products are a bit over-priced? I think so, and am pretty sure you think they are, too. With “nanonization” and lithium-ion batteries, gadgets and most computers have not only become smaller but cheaper, but not so Apple products. Why is that? I fail to understand Apple’s reluctance to build quality products and SELL them at reasonable prices. Would not Apple make more money if they sold the iPod itouch and the classic iPod for cheaper, since more people would buy them? Also, the netbook market is white-hot, so how come Apple isn’t jumping on the bandwagon and making netbooks? I do not believe that Apple isn’t capable of marketing a netbook under 600 bucks, yet, they prefer to stay out of the netbook market, implying that they are just over-priced and that’s how it is always going to be.

    I understand not everyone can own a Ferrari, but getting Apple products should be readily within reach of everyone, rich or poor. 🙁

    1. Rishi says

      It’s true! But it’s also frustrating that their products tend to be leaps and bounds ahead of the competition. I find that people rather save up money to purchase, for example, an iPod rather than a Zune or Rio.

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