This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, Zune, WoW, and more
Take two tablets and call me in the morning. Guffaw.
iTablet to sell 2 million units in 2010? The iTablet rumor supernova continues to expand as Gene Munster (an analyst) now predicts the device's sales future. I guess "reporters" are worried that simply predicting the device is becoming old and stale, so they're ramping up the speculation. Why stop at 2010? My iTablet rumor: The device will be discontinued in 2015 when our new alien overlords classify the device as "subversive."
New Zune HD rumors? Actually, no. All the facts are in. C'mon, Microsoft! By this time in a product's life, Apple would have at least a dozen new rumors about new hardware. Slackers.
Wii Pedal controller? I'm beginning to understand the Wii, now. It's not so much a functional thing, as a slate meant to be dolled up with accessories. You know, like the Kardashians.
Snow Leopard on August 28? Though most bloggers are treating this like a "Take THAT, Windows 7!" rumor, they ignore the fact that thousands of people are currently running Windows 7. Raise your hand if you're running Snow Leopard, right now.
Apple working on new file format? The new file will be a container for music albums, lyrics, movies (videos?), and other assorted what-nots. Because the reason people don't buy albums, now, is because they don't get lyrics and liner notes. Wait ... isn't this what we said about the new Sony/Universal/Warner/EMI format, "CMX"? This competition is a race to the bottom of the DRM barrel.
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