The Top 10 Apple rumors (that never came true)

Apple Store“With Apple rumors getting spread around more than ever (and regular coverage from national news media), it’s important to remember that many (most?) tend to be either completely untrue or so premature they never come true. So here’s a look back at 10 of the worst offenders,” Eddie Hargreaves writes for The Apple Blog.

Hargreaves’ 10 Biggest Apple Rumors (that never came true)

1. Disney to buy Apple/Apple to buy Disney
2. Apple Plasma TVs
3. iPods pre-loaded with music
4. Apple to buy record label Universal Music Group
5. Justin Long no longer doing Mac ads
6. Apple PDA
7. Tablet Mac
8. iHome Media Center/DVR
9. $100 Striped, Mini iPods
10. Piles

Full article with descriptions and history for each of the 10 rumors above here.
What about “Home on iPod?” Oh, right, that’s coming in Leopard. wink

Or how about the mythical 3GHz G5 or the G5 PowerBook?


  1. Some of that will come true… it just hasn’t, yet. But it will. Mark my words! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

    MW: “Couldn’t” … so, maybe not. Bummer. 🙁

  2. What about the “death knell?” Apple was supposed to go out of business umpteen times in the past few years.

    Damn! I almost forgot! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

    Even our beloved “beleaguered” seems to have packed up and moved to, er, greener pastures…! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”cool smirk” style=”border:0;” />

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