Rumor Roundup: Is the Apple Watch Delayed Because of Bad Batteries?


When the Internet runs out of news, it starts making things up. We think this is funny, so we round up all the lies and speculation and put them here. We call it the "Rumor Roundup" and we do it all for you! This week:

Minecraft Computer
  • Is Microsoft Buying Minecraft?
    They got it for a real bargain, too: 10 gold ingots and, for some reason, a porkchop. MINEcrosoft! [Venture Beat]

  • Is Apple Buying Path to Get Into the Social Platform Business?
    Google, start your photocopiers! Wait... [Apple Insider]

Apple Watches
  • Did HTC Cancel Development of its Smartwatch?
    Right before Apple announced its smartwatch! Coincidence? Or did Apple really just steal HTC's smartwatch, but HTC is too scared to say anything to the principal? Which is more likely? [Android and Me]

  • Will Warner Bros. Offer an Online Gaming Subscription Service?
    Jumping on the "pay a little, get access to games you can't keep, but you get discounts on other, new games, as long as you forget that the 'discount' comes at the expense of a monthly subscription" bandwagon, are they? Classic. [Shack News]

Simpsons Aliens
  • Is DISH Network Going to Buy T-Mobile?
    Your telco is quite a DISH, Mr. Simpson. To Serve Man (with a side of wireless). [Android Headlines]

  • Is the Apple Watch Delayed Until 2015 Because of Poor Battery Performance?
    A stopped watch is right twice a day. A stopped smartwatch is just a bracelet. This is the wisest koan you will hear all day. (Have you achieved pure Zen yet?) [Mobile Marketing Watch]

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It makes much more sense for Apple to report hugely successful iPhone 6 sales in 4th Q and then immediately follow-up with successful Apple Watch sales in 1Q. This makes stockholders happy and further "primes the pump" for new product launches in 2nd, 3rd, 4th quarters.
When the original iPhone & original iPad were introduced, they were not available to purchase for almost 6 months. How did that go for them?
I am agreed with both of you. He need to be fired.
just me
Agree with ski522, It's very strange to introduce a non-existent product (and it doesn't even LOOK like an Apple product - it's bulky and boring). As if they're fighting for air to appear they're not drowning. The iPhone doesn't really have anything more to add either except small improvements in tech and sizing. Creativity seems to have stopped since Job's departure - perhaps Cook created a culture of money instead of innovation.
Tim Cook needs to be fired...Apple has turned into nothing more than a "catch up to competition" company! And to announce a product that won't be available until after the holiday season is something even the dumbest CEO would know NOT TO DO!

Tim Cook is turning into the Steve Ballmer of the tech world now!