MacRumors: 70% accurate

30 rumors

The most popular site for aggregating Apple rumors, MacRumors was founded in 2000 and has shared their fair share of scoops since then.

Rumor accuracy

Rumor list

  • Green = True
  • Red = False
  • Yellow = Pending

2020

December 3

  • New Apple announcement on December 8, link
    • Happening at 5:30am PST

September 29

  • New iPhones won’t include EarPods in the box, link

September 12

  • Apple registers AppleOne.x domain names, link

March 26

  • iOS 14 leak shows Apple working on AR bowling game, link

March 13

  • New MacBook Air releasing as soon as next week, link

March 9

iOS 14 leaks:

  • 3rd-party “custom voice synthesizers” to replace Siri’s voice, link
    • May not make iOS 14
  • Apple Pencil can write in any field to transform into text, link
    • Also a “shape-drawing function”
  • Messages app upgrades:
    • Ability to @mention someone, link
    • Retract sent messages
    • Group chat typing indicator
    • Mark messages as unread
    • /me status updates
  • New fitness app:
    • Called “fit” or “fitness,” link
    • Works on all platforms (iOS -> tvOS)
    • Apple Watch is used to track progress
    • Free (no in-app purchases)
    • Activities include: “indoor running, cycling, rowing, stretching, core training, strength training, outdoor walking, dance, and yoga”

January 28

  • iOS 13.3.1 leaks image of Powerbeats 4, link

2019

September 19

  • First look at AirTag UI in Find My, link

August 30

  • Apple developing a Tile-like tracking AirTag, link
    • Small and round
    • New “Items” tag in Find My app
    • “Users will receive a notification when they are separated from a tagged item”
      • “Safe locations” for items that can be left far away
    • “Lost mode”
    • AR mode to locate items in the real world with red/orange balloons
    • Removable battery

March 19

  • New iPod touch coming soon
    • Unveiled as soon as March 20, link

March 6

  • Leaked Apple AirPods 2 video ad, link

February 12

  • WWDC 2019 happening June 3-7, link
    • Location is McEnery Convention Center in San Jose

2018

November 28

  • watchOS 5.1.2 to enable ECG on Apple Watch Series 4, link

April 8

  • Virgin Mobile UK memo says (RED) iPhone 8 coming soon, link
    • Launching as soon as April 9

February 16

  • WWDC 2018 happening June 4-8, link
    • Location is McEnery Convention Center in San Jose