Apple to Highlight Education at Media Event

10:40 AM, Oct. 22nd, 2012 · · Rumor

Along with the introduction of the smaller form factor iPad, Apple is expected to highlight education and iBooks 3 at its media event on Tuesday. Pat of the push will be to show the new iPad model as a versatile tool in schools.

All Aboard: Apple Wants Color’s Engineers

12:41 PM, Oct. 19th, 2012 · · Rumor

Reports that Apple is buying the nearly dead social networking service Color may have been overstating the deal a little now that new sources are telling AllThingsD that instead Apple is buying the company's engineers.

Apple Buying Nearly Defunct Color Labs

10:27 AM, Oct. 18th, 2012 · · Rumor

Apple is apparently in the process of buying the failed social networking company Color Labs. The company was co-founded Bill Nguyen, who also happened to launch LaLa -- the online music service Apple purchased in 2009 and later shut down.

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Start a company, then sell it to Apple. Repeat. Looks like Mr. Nguyen has a pretty slick business model.

Leaked Inventory List Shows 24 New 7- and 10-inch iPad Models

11:28 AM, Oct. 16th, 2012 · · Rumor

iPad SKU

Two leaked inventory lists suggest that Apple is planning to release a total of 24 new iPad models next week. Sources suggest that half of the new models will be updated third-generation iPads with the new Lightning connector, while the other half represent the much rumored "iPad mini."

Apple to Intro Mini iPad on Oct 23

9:40 AM, Oct. 12th, 2012 · · Rumor

Apple is apparently planning on unveiling the rumored mini iPad model at a media event on October 23. Rumors had also pegged October 10 as the day Apple would send out invitations to the media, although the day came and went without any news from Apple.

New Photos Purportedly Tease iPad mini with Lightning Connector

7:33 PM, Oct. 9th, 2012 · · Rumor

iPad mini

As we approach the rumored unveiling of Apple's "iPad mini," new photos have leaked showing what is purported to be the actual device. The iPad mini depicted in the photos features an aluminum back with rounded edges, rear camera, and Lightning connector.

Lightning Accessories to Remain Scarce as Apple Tightens Rules

11:29 AM, Oct. 4th, 2012 · · Rumor

Lightning Third Party Accessories

Apple's new Lightning connector will soon be found on all of the company's mobile devices, but strict new guidelines imposed by Apple on its partners suggests that Apple's customers may be facing a long wait before they can purchase credible third party accessories.

iPad mini 4-6 Weeks Behind Schedule Due to Supply Chain Issues

9:56 AM, Oct. 4th, 2012 · · Rumor

iPad Mini Rendering

Apple's iPad mini is expected to be unveiled this month, but supply chain problems may limit the number of units Apple can sell in the device's first quarter. Still, analysts expect that the device will have "iconic aesthetics” and "blow away" the Android-based competition.

Apple Will Reportedly Send iPad Mini Invites October 10th

3:59 PM, Oct. 1st, 2012 · · Rumor

The iPad mini Apple Rumor Mill

With the launch of iPhone 5 and iOS 6 out of the way, it's time to move on to the Next Big Rumor™: iPad mini. Fortune's Philip Elmer-Dewitt wrote on Monday that one of his sources is claiming that Apple will begin sending out invitations for the media event announcing the device on October 10th.

Google & Asustek Reportedly Planning $99 Tablet for Xmas

3:35 PM, Sep. 27th, 2012 · · Rumor

Cheap Tablet

In an effort to plumb the depths of you-get-what-you-pay-for, Google and Asustek are reportedly working on developing a US$99 tablet in time for Christmas. According to Taiwan-based DigiTimes, the two companies are conspiring on a thinner form factor for the $199 Nexus 7 and a second unspecified $99 model in order to keep in front of Apple's unannounced iPad mini.

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The thing to remember about the supply chain in Asia is that there are legions of people working on things for all manner of companies in China and Taiwan. That's a lot of opportunities for leaks, but not all leaks are created equal.