“Well, let’s see now, Apple has filed a lawsuit against the rumor site that broke the “news” about the impending release of the fabled headless iMac, so that definitely means that the product is for real, doesn’t it? Apple wouldn’t go to such great lengths to protect its secrets if they weren’t even real, would it? I mean, you don’t sue a site that published rumors that didn’t even come from inside Apple, so the rumors have to be true…right? Yeah, right,” Bill Palmer writes for BillPalmer.net.
“I don’t believe for one second that Apple’s lawsuit against the website that posted the headless iMac rumor means anything as far as the rumor being true,” Palmer writes. “For all we know, Apple decided to intentionally spread a false rumor to certain employees, just to see where that misinformation ended up surfacing, so they could figure out just who it was that leaked it. And if you’re Apple and you’re going to throw something fake out there, then why not use the most laughably false rumor in Apple history?”
Palmer writes, “I don’t know if we’ll ever know what it was that caused the most absurd rumor in Apple history to suddenly find legs this year when it had always petered out in the past. But I do know one thing: I don’t see Apple’s lawsuit as having told us anything about the headless iMac one way or the other… I gave the headless iMac rumor a zero percent chance of being true prior to the lawsuit, and I give a zero percent chance of being true now.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Say what you will about Bill, but he’s staked out his limb quite clearly and he doesn’t seem to be budging, no matter what. If Bill’s right, we won’t forget it here at MDN. Same goes for if Bill’s wrong.