The Information: 80% accurate

10 rumors

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Writing “in-depth tech stories you won’t find anywhere else,” The Information infrequently drops intriguing Apple exclusives about what the company is up to.

Rumor accuracy

Rumor list

2020

February 27

  • iPad Smart Keyboard with built-in trackpad is coming, link
    • Expected to release along the new iPad Pro later in 2020
    • “Made of materials similar” to Smart Keyboard

2019

November 11

  • Apple AR headset to release in 2022, link
  • “Sleeker pair of AR glasses” in 2023
    • Will succeed smartphones “in roughly a decade”
    • Lenses may appear darker when a wearer is interacting with AR

August 26

  • Apple pauses development on new “Walkie Talkie” feature that would allow you to communicate with other iPhones without cell reception, link

June 11

  • Apple may be purchasing Intel’s German modem division, link

May 15

  • Apple-designed cellular modems coming by 2025, link

2018

December 12

  • Apple-designed cellular modem in development, link
    • Coming as late as 2021

November 21

  • Apple “considered” making an Apple TV dongle that plugs into the back of televisions, link
    • Lower-cost

June 27

  • Apple preparing bundle for premium TV, Music and News subscription services, link
    • News service will debut in 2019

May 25

  • “More securely unlock doors”, link
  • Pay transit fees
  • Open car doors
  • Verify identity
  • Expected announcement in June 2018