Rumor Report Card: Assessing the Accuracy of Leaks After Apple's Event

Apple hosted its virtual "Time Flies" event this week, where it introduced four new products, including the Apple Watch Series 6, lower-cost Apple Watch SE, a 10.9-inch iPad Air with an all-screen design, and an updated 10.2-inch iPad with a faster A12 Bionic chip. As expected, there were no new iPhones, which are believed to be coming in October instead.

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Apple also announced that it will be offering its various services in a bundle called Apple One starting later this year, including an all-new Fitness+ service that will offer "studio-style workouts delivered by inspiring world-class trainers" on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.

As usual, there were a flurry of leaks and rumors leading up to Apple's event, making it hard to remember who said what. For that reason, we've put together a Rumor Report Card, assessing the accuracy of many of the biggest leaks that surfaced.

Accurate Rumors

Inaccurate Rumors

Looking ahead, all eyes are now on October, when Apple is widely expected to introduce its iPhone 12 lineup. Apple is said to have several other products in the pipeline as well, including AirTags item trackers, a smaller HomePod, over-ear AirPods Studio headphones, a new Apple TV, and more, some of which could debut this year.

Apple also said it will ship its first Apple Silicon Macs by the end of the year.

Top Rated Comments

farewelwilliams Avatar
18 months ago
can we stop reporting on Prosser now?
Score: 45 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Packers1958 Avatar
18 months ago
You have to applaud Jon Prosser. He is consistent, consistently wrong.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pubb Avatar
18 months ago
How come lovetodream's tweets that Apple was stopping production of iPhone12 and buying McDonald's doesn't count?

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Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
julesme Avatar
18 months ago
I don’t know about these “leakers,” but MacRumors gets an A for its coverage, which is real journalism, and continues to be one of the premier blogs on the web.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Attirex Avatar
18 months ago
In honor of "Is safari snappier?", I think MR should have the Nth Annual Snappy Awards (aka The Snappies), which awards that year's most accurate leaker, least accurate, most outrageous rumor, etc, and also some product awards. Get some sponsors, do a video, etc. Call my agent for more details.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coffeeplease Avatar
18 months ago
So what grade did each leaker get?
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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