The Wall Street Journal: 77.4% accurate

31 rumors

Rating: 3 out of 5.

A US-based newspaper publishing since July 8, 1889, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) publishes numerous, in-depth Apple profiles each year: sometimes, there are scoops, too.

Rumor Accuracy

Rumor List

2019

June 28, 2019

  • New Mac Pro to be manufactured in China, not in US,* link

May 31, 2019

  • Apple will tighten privacy for ad tracking on apps made for children, link

March 24, 2019

  • Apple content will be paid, link
  • Apple News premium to cost $9.99/month
  • Apple working to bring TV app to many more smart TVs
    • Roku x Apple TV app
  • One-click subscription to new ‘Apple TV channels’:
    • HBO, Showtime and Starz
    • 9.99/month each
  • Apple will debut first footage for original content at March 25 event

March 20, 2019

  • AirPower production approved and should be released within months, link

February 21, 2019

  • Apple credit card launching later in 2019, link
    • Set spending goals
    • Track purchase rewards
    • 2% cash back
    • More cash back for Apple products
    • Mastercard network
    • Encourage users to pay down debt
    • Visual cues from Apple Activity app, ex. rings
    • “Notifications based on analysis of cardholders’ spending patterns”

January 11, 2019

  • 3 new iPhone models, link
    • 2 OLED
    • 1 LCD
    • Only highest-end model getting 3 cameras
    • iPhone XR successor getting 2 cameras
    • Pressure-sensitive component removed
    • LCD going away in 2020

2018

June 1, 2018

  • Apple Search Ads coming to apps, link

May 10, 2018

  • Apple Pay credit card made in partnership with Goldman Sachs, link
    • Coming as soon as early 2019
    • Replacing Barclays credit card

*International models are manufactured in China, but others are made in Apple’s US Austin, Texas factory, link