Rumor Roundup: Next-Gen Xbox? WhatsApp? iPhone Colors?

By , dealnews Media Editor

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:

  • Next-Gen Xbox Will Rival Google TV?
    That's an interesting turn of phrase. So you designed it to be a Google TV "killer?" Hasn't "public disinterest" been the "Google TV killer?" [Tom's Hardware]

  • Next-Gen Xbox Will Not Be Backwards Compatible with Xbox 360 Games?
    One of the rare instances where we get to hate the player and not the game. [GameNGuide]

  • Apple Will Unveil a "Killer iOS App" at WWDC?
    But who would install an app that kills you?! (Jack Kevorkian, probably! TOPICAL!) [Today's iPhone]

  • Apple iPhone 5S Will Come in Black, White, and a Third Color?
    Grey. For people who don't see the world in terms of Black or White. (Or the colorblind.) [Apple Insider]

  • WhatsApp Turned Down $1 Billion Buyout Offer from Google?
    I can't decide if I'm angry at them or proud. HOW DARE YOU ... not cave to megabucks from the giant corporation...? I'm torn, like Rip. [All Things D]

  • Windows Blue Will Replace Both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8?
    Windows Windows Windows Windows MUSHROOM MUSHROOM! [UberGizmo]

  • Next-Gen Xbox Will Cost $500; $300 with "Subscription"?
    My cynical take: They set the "buy outright" model at $500 to make the "$300 now, $9.99 every month for the rest of your life" option sound more reasonable. TRUST NO ONE! Conspiracy now! (But don't take my word for it, I could be a Lizard Person.) [The Escapist]

Jeff Somogyi is the dealnews Media Editor. He'd like you to know that he's really, probably not a lizard person ... despite his propensity for falling asleep on warm rocks. See more of his cold blooded thoughts on Google+, Twitter or on his comic book blog.

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