12.9-Inch iPad Pro Rumors Cross into Definitely Happening Territory

4:32 PM, Jul. 13th, 2015 · · Rumor

An iPad inside a crystal ball

Rumors and leaked information about a large—12.9-inches in this case—iPad crossed into what I consider definitely-happening territory. Taiwan-based DigiTimes reported on Monday that Apple was being cautious about ordering components for the unannounced device, and that Foxconn Electronics would be manufacturing the device.

New Apple TV Hardware Reportedly Pulled from WWDC Lineup

6:42 PM, Jun. 3rd, 2015 · · Rumor

New Apple TV Hardware Reportedly Pulled from WWDC Lineup

Apple recently decided to pull new Apple TV hardware from its World Wide developer Conference lineup, according to online reports. Citing unnamed sources "briefed on the product," the newspaper reported that Apple didn't think the next generation of the device was ready.

Google Reportedly Plans to Fingerprint ID to Android M

4:47 PM, May. 21st, 2015 · · Rumor

Google Reportedly Plans to Fingerprint ID to Android M

Google will be adding native fingerprint authentication to the next version of Android, Android M, according to Buzzfeed. Without citing sources, the publication said the feature would allow users to login to their many Google services with a fingerprint. The company will reportedly announce the feature during next week's Google I/O developer conference.

Apple Could Add Mass Transit to Maps in iOS 9

11:56 AM, May. 21st, 2015 · · Rumor

Apple Could Add Mass Transit to Maps in iOS 9

Apple is planning to reintroduce mass transit directions to its Maps app in iOS 9. Apple hopes to introduce bus, subway, and train route navigation to Apple Maps, a feature that has been absent since Apple stopped working with Google to power its mapping services.

Rumor Claims MacBook Pro, iMac Update Coming this Week

11:08 AM, May. 18th, 2015 · · Rumor

Apple is reportedly planning on updating the 15-inch MacBook Pro and 27-inch iMac on Wednesday. The new computers are said to include Intel's new Broadwell processors, and the MacBook Pro will ship with the Force Touch trackpad recently introduced on the new MacBook and 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro.

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Regardless of when new MacBook Pro models ship, it seems likely they'll include Intel's Broadwell processors and the Force Touch trackpad. It's just a matter of timing.

iPhone 6s Will Reportedly Have Force Touch

6:56 PM, May. 12th, 2015 · · Rumor

iPhone 6s Will Reportedly Have Force Touch

Apple's next iteration of the iPhone—expected to be the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus—will feature Force Touch, a technology first introduced on the company's new MacBook and the Apple Watch. The prediction comes from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, who also said Apple would release a rose-gold color for the iPhone.

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Bryan Chaffin likes most of these predictions. Force Touch is a natural fit for iPhone, but a rose gold iPhone is less certain.

LG Claims Apple Will Announce an iMac 8K in 2015, But Don’t Count on It

4:08 PM, Apr. 6th, 2015 · · Rumor

LG Electronics is claiming through a press release that Apple will announce an iMac 8K in 2015. Apple hasn't announced such a product, of course, and the company was already on the bleeding edge of ultra high definition with the iMac 5K, announced just this past fall.  Bryan Chaffin says you shouldn't put too much stock in this rumor.

Apple Rumored to Bring Touch ID to Macs

7:15 PM, Feb. 26th, 2015 · · Rumor

Apple Rumored to Bring Touch ID to Macs

Apple is reportedly working on bringing Touch ID to MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. According to a report from a Taiwan rumor site, Apple will incorporate Touch ID into trackpads on its mobile Macs, and it could bring the technology to its desktop line later through the Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad.