When people ask me what I think of the latest rumors about next iPhone, I do some research. In most cases, it turns out that what reputable industry experts predict is the exact opposite of what the rumor-mongers are blabbing. Utterly unfounded rumors abound because posting a rumor about the iPhone is a quick way to get headlines and readers — for about 24 hours.
The next time you hear a wild iPhone rumor and want to know Could this really be true?, the quickest way to find out is to see what these folks are saying on the subject:
- The Macalope is anonymous pundit who writes regularly for Macworld online (but, they hasten to assert, is not on their staff). Excerpt from a typical Macalope column: “Thank god Consumer Reports is on this, because you know you won’t get a minute of sleep until the magazine that your parents used to figure out which blender to buy weighed in on how hot the new iPad is.”
- John Gruber blogs at Daring Fireball; often his daily post is a listing of current rumors/reports and his take on them. (What about a new iPhone with a huge 4.6″ screen? Gruber said “Bullshit.”)
- Glenn Fleishman Tweets as @GlennF and is a regular contributor to the Babbage science and tech blog at the The Economist. The Babbage posts are excellent big-picture explanations of technology. They might even inoculate you against the next wave of wild rumors.
Please let me know who else we should add to the list of reliable Apple/iPhone prognosticators.