Death, Taxes, iPhone Rumors

19 02 2018

are the three constants in modern life.

And there’s more we all can recognize.
So-called “News” about upcoming iThings are clickbaits. Bloggers around the world do follow all spasmodic coughs of so-called analysts. In some cases they’re right but in all cases we can realize that there intention is just getting attentionclicks money.

What are the benefits of knowing details about devices months before they are presented at Steve Jobs’ Theater or elsewhere? None. But …

Apple enjoys a cult-like following for its platforms, especially following the massive increase in popularity for the brand brought about by the huge increase in sales for all its products that started around the time the company introduced the original iPod in late 2001. The mass usage of computing devices in everyday life, mixed with Apple’s vertical integration of its products, has helped to bring about this increase in popularity, and combined with a tight-lipped corporate policy about future products, helped foster an interest in the company’s activities. So it’s not an unhappy love affair between Apple and fortune tellers.

Let me put you out of your misery. Here are the latest tokens from the rumor mill.

  • Apple to release iOS 51 on June 29, 2057, iPhones 50th birthday
  • iPad 48’s WiFi gets the Multi-Media Tech Award from North-Korean Government
  • Apple’s iPad Smart Cover now available in XXXL covering up to 4 devices with your Apple IDs, passwords, fingerprint, and face engraved
  • Ming – Chi Kuo Jr. seem to confirm that iPad 34 will sport a nuclear reactor replacing the Li-Ion Dino manufactured and assembled in North Korea
  • Craig (@HairForceOne) Federighi, Maestro of Bits and Bytes, filed a lawsuit against his coiffeur for copying and selling his hairdo to an AR app developer
  • Apple is starting the production of its most anticipated neural engine for humans; its massively criticized because of complete incompatibility with Android engines already working in 85% of all human beings
  • Apple now offers Apple Health Care to cover accidents caused by AR distraction

Oh, I nearly forgot that hackneyed saying:

Apple didn’t immediately respond to requests for comments.

See you.

In their book Psychology of Rumor, Allport and Postman (1947) formulated the basic law of rumor, in which the strength of the rumor (R) is linked to the importance (i) and to the degree of ambiguity (a) of the topic, such that: R ≈ i × a. Regarding Apple i represents the highest possible value in the tech industry and a the many features consumers like to have but Apple doesn’t deliver.

Thanks for reading.



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