Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Jun 2012 14:51 UTC
Mac OS X "I've lost track of the many reasons that have been given for the switch to Intel, but this I know for sure: no one has ever reported that, for 18 months, Project Marklar existed only because a self-demoted engineer wanted his son Max to be able to live closer to Max's grandparents." Amazing.
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Well
by No it isnt on Sun 10th Jun 2012 17:16 UTC
No it isnt
Member since:
2005-11-14

Most of the Apple secrets seem to show up a fairly long time before release. Googling for 'apple "switch to intel"' and a time frame of 2001 to 2002 gives lots of results. The iPhone wasn't known in detail, of course, but it was known for years that Apple worked on a phone (and that it would be revolutionary, of course). Similar with the iPad, and even The New iPad's retina screen. Let's just hope that the push for retina screens on the MacBook Air isn't just wishful thinking.

Last time I saw a rumour that was proven wrong was, I think, Nokia's PureView phone that was rumoured to have a whopping 14 megapixels. Of course, that's just because 41 seemed like a typo.

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RE: Well
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sun 10th Jun 2012 19:31 in reply to "Well"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Kind of. Look at some the guesses for the iphone, most had buttons of some kind, with a classic ipod wheel. Because, Apple created the revolutionary click wheel which was the best interface for doing anything in the world!!!

Somethings leak, but like the the pureview thing, they're all filtered through someones preconception of what products should be. Sometimes the preconception is better than what apple comes up with, sometimes not.

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RE[2]: Well
by WorknMan on Sun 10th Jun 2012 20:24 in reply to "RE: Well"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Most of the Apple secrets seem to show up a fairly long time before release.


Yeah, we don't get everything, but some stuff usually leaks, like Siri did with the 4s.

Already, we know there's gonna be some new map stuff shown off tomorrow, along with some hardware refreshes. Or so goes the rumors ;)

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RE: Well
by Beta on Mon 11th Jun 2012 12:34 in reply to "Well"
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2005-07-06

The iPhone wasn't known in detail, of course, but it was known for years that Apple worked on a phone (and that it would be revolutionary, of course).


Really? For years? That revolutionary Moto ‘iTunes phone’ that they unveiled in 2005? Apple has had many stabs at making a phone, it wasn’t until the 3G (and with that adding native app support) that something non‐beta existed.

Stop abusing the term revolutionary.

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RE[2]: Well
by aphistic on Tue 12th Jun 2012 16:31 in reply to "RE: Well"
aphistic Member since:
2005-07-07

The original iPhone was considered beta?

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