Conspiracy w/Apple and rumor sites?!?

mathwhiz90601

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Jul 5, 2007
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I think there might be a conspiracy between Apple and some rumors sites. The more "reliable" rumors sites (like MR and AI) have a feed from Apple that creates rumors for them to pass on that are in Apple's best interests. Others, like TS (maybe :apple: has a grudge against them for publishing real stuff a few years back) don't have a feed, so they just guess wildly.

Say what you think.
 

Blue Velvet

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Jul 4, 2004
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MacRumors publishes rumors from a wide variety of sources and 99% of the time MR reports on stories that are publically available elsewhere.

You conspiracy theory may need some work. ;)
 

Doctor Q

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Sep 19, 2002
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Some MacRumors stories might be considered good for Apple, while some are clearly not. For example, Apple may like to see interest build about new products, while at the same time not wanting rumors of new product releases to harm current sales. MacRumors' best interests and Apple's best interests aren't the same.

MacRumors posts stories that are from sources thought to be modestly reliable and/or of interest to a widespread audience in the Apple community. That doesn't rule out the possibility that some of these sources are influenced by Apple's interests, or even fed stories by Apple. But I don't know of such cases, and I know MacRumors isn't knowingly influenced by or participating in a conspiracy.
 

mkrishnan

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The conspiracy feed works through the private forums, but they're so full of spam about granny panties and mankinis that no one ever sees the posts Apple leaves us about the multi-touch iMac that will be coming out on September 4th, the new iPods due out in October, or the reminder with the tracking number for the iPhone Nano that they sent me.

Oh, crap. Never mind this post. :eek:

P.S. The true purpose, now that you've elucidated it, of the private forums is so that one of us can type in a reply saying "4 8 15 16 23 42" every 108 minutes and press the execute button. :) If we don't do that, One Infinity Loop will be sucked into itself by the reality distortion field, and implode. :(
 

zap2

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Mar 8, 2005
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Nope, MacRumors(using that as an example) sometimes post things Apple doesn't want up(the latest iPod video)...and later look it down.

Clear Apple didn't want that up, MR did
 

elppa

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Nov 26, 2003
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Half the time people inside Apple don't have a clue about what is happening at other parts of the company (case in point: apparently the AppleCare team have almost zero contact with the hardware team) so I really doubt this.
 

Maui

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May 18, 2007
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I think there might be a conspiracy between Apple and some rumors sites. The more "reliable" rumors sites (like MR and AI) have a feed from Apple that creates rumors for them to pass on that are in Apple's best interests. Others, like TS (maybe :apple: has a grudge against them for publishing real stuff a few years back) don't have a feed, so they just guess wildly.

Say what you think.
And you concluded this from the fact that the 2 different groups of websites you have identified always publish different rumors, and the rumors published by the conspiring websites turn out to be true or always in Apple's interests? Oh, wait, except that doesn't happen.

I think you need to re-work your theory. Try to weave in the grassy knoll and 9/11 this time.
 

runplaysleeprun

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Jul 27, 2004
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P.S. The true purpose, now that you've elucidated it, of the private forums is so that one of us can type in a reply saying "4 8 15 16 23 42" every 108 minutes and press the execute button. :) If we don't do that, One Infinity Loop will be sucked into itself by the reality distortion field, and implode. :(
That showed up as a phone number on my iphone...

Hmmm....
 

slughead

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Apr 28, 2004
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I think Apple intentionally leaks. Why else would they get pissed off enough to sue sometimes and not others. (Think Secret still has a lawsuit by Apple trying to find their source)

I point to the G5 leak with the website error. Yeah, like I really believe that was an accident. That was all to breathe air into the sails of the upcoming macworld keynote.

I admit, however, that it's just a suspicion. Apple's all about their hype machine, there's actually no reason to think they wouldn't do this.
 

OutThere

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Dec 19, 2002
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NYC
The conspiracy feed works through the private forums, but they're so full of spam about granny panties and mankinis that no one ever sees the posts Apple leaves us about the multi-touch iMac that will be coming out on September 4th, the new iPods due out in October, or the reminder with the tracking number for the iPhone Nano that they sent me.

Oh, crap. Never mind this post. :eek:

P.S. The true purpose, now that you've elucidated it, of the private forums is so that one of us can type in a reply saying "4 8 15 16 23 42" every 108 minutes and press the execute button. :) If we don't do that, One Infinity Loop will be sucked into itself by the reality distortion field, and implode. :(
All that I gleaned from this post was "multi touch panties".



That said, I wouldn't be stunned if Apple feeds the rumor markets to control spin and hype (anonymously of course).