This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, Apple, Apple
Apple to buy a Chinese game company?
Overzealous rumor based on someone overhearing Jobs say that he was, "going to get some Chinese."
RIM's "BlackPad" to compete with the iPad?
"Whoa, whoa, whoa!" says RIM, "No one here said 'compete'! YOU said 'compete'! I want to make that abundantly clear!" (RIM looks around, worried.) "We are SO cooked ..."
Apple to launch a streaming video service?
Let's hope Apple is smart enough to ask the recently-acquired Lala.com engineers (who have been put to work on this project) to remove the Lala.com model of business. Otherwise, consumers will have the ability to watch a show / movie all the way through, once, then have to pay for repeated viewings.
Leaked next-gen iPod touch bezel reveals small hole?
Is it for a front-facing camera? If so, get ready, far-away-living grandmas (or nanas, or me-maws, or gammies) to see your grandkids' first steps on a 4" screen! Or ... Is it Apple FINALLY implementing a feature I've been BEGGING for for, like, ever: A key ring hole! "This one's for my front door, this one is for the mailbox, and that's a very heavily scratched iPod touch."
Apple releasing new iPads, new iPods, new iPhones, and new bumpers?
This rumor (which is a roundup in-and-of-itself — META!) probably came from someone who was reading my rumor roundup from a couple of months ago (double meta!) and mistook it for "hard hitting journalism." I know, it's an easy mistake to make!
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