Video of Dr Dre Appears to Confirm Apple-Beats Deal

3:40 PM, May. 9th, 2014 · · Rumor

Tyrese and Dr. Dre

A video posted to YouTube on the HipHop Loops channel appears to confirm a rumor that Apple is set to buy Beats for some US$3.2 billion. The video was filmed by rapper and actor Tyrese Gibson and features Dr. Dre claiming to be the first billionaire in hip hop.

Rumor Claims New MacBook Air Models Only Days Away

11:10 AM, Apr. 24th, 2014 · · Rumor

The MacBook Air may be see a refresh next week, according to unnamed insider sources. The last time the MacBook Air line saw an update was about 10 months ago, which does make the thin laptop line ripe for a change.

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It's about time for a MacBook Air refresh, and there isn't any obvious reason why Apple shouldn't roll out new models next week. That said, nothing has been confirmed, so reports that they're on the way have to be considered as rumors for now.

Apple Reportedly Cements iWatch Suppliers for Q3 Intro

6:45 PM, Apr. 8th, 2014 · · Rumor

The Apple Crystal Ball

Gird your loins, because it's time for more iWatch rumors: Economic Daily News of Taiwan is claiming to have a finalized list of suppliers for Apple's iWatch with terms that include August delivery for components for a Q3 introduction. The report also claims Apple is targeting production of 65 million units for 2014 alone, but take that one with a huge grain of salt.

Apple Reportedly in Talks To Purchase Renesas Mobile

7:40 PM, Apr. 2nd, 2014 · · Rumor

Apple has opened discussions to purchase the majority of Renesas SP, a Japanese chip maker in dire financial straits. According to Reuters, Apple wants the 55 percent stake that Renesas SP owns in another company called Renesas SP Driver, the largest supplier of chips that control mobile screens to all three iPhone suppliers: Sharp, LG Display, and Japan Display Inc.

Rumor: Apple to Intro 12-inch MacBook Pro

2:56 PM, Mar. 24th, 2014 · · Rumor

Apple is reportedly working on a 12-inch version of its MacBook Pro laptop to ship later this year. Along with a smaller display, the new model will ditch internal fans as well as the mechanical trackpad button currently used on all Apple laptops.

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It isn't any secret that Apple is phasing out built-in optical drives, so this year would be a perfect time to finally drop that from the 13-inch MacBook Pro. It would also make for a great time to seriously revamp the laptop lineup with improvements that go beyond incremental speed bumps.

David Fincher Reportedly Wants Christian Bale to Play Steve Jobs

5:24 PM, Mar. 20th, 2014 · · Rumor

Christian Bale and Steve Jobs

David Fincher wants to direct a movie about Steve Jobs written by Aaron Sorkin, but only if Batman star Christian Bale plays the lead. The movie has long been in the works, and is based on the Walter Isaacson biography, Steve Jobs.

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Christian Bale as Steve Jobs in a movie directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin based on Walter Isaacson's killer biography? Sign me up. That's a recipe for awesome.

Leak Claims New Apple TV in 2014, Hints at Steve Jobs’s ‘Cracked Code’

3:59 PM, Feb. 12th, 2014 · · Rumor

Apple TV 2014 or Bust!

Apple TV rumors have been relatively quiescent in the last six months, but a report from Bloomberg promises to kick that topic back into gear. Citing unnamed sources, the news service said that Apple is planning a new Apple TV settop box it could introduce as early as April, but that could ship as late as the December quarter. Better yet, information about the interface revives the story of Steve Jobs "cracking the code."