Drunk apple employee blathering about "something big" coming.

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  1. Agnosto macrumors newbie

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    I was at a show this weekend in SF. There was this drunk girl who I overheard telling someone that there's going to be something mind-blowing for the iPhone coming out in the next two weeks and that she worked for Apple. She kept saying "Remember what I told you when you hear the news!" When I asked her about it, she kind of looked busted/worried, and said something along the lines of "nevermind".

    Any rumors of anything new coming up? Seemed like it might be a software feature of some sort?
     
  2. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

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    Halloween -___- ? Why would Apple release something on a Saturday?
     
  3. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

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    iOS 9.1 is the only thing that could come to the iPhone in the first week of November if luck.
    I mean there's nothing that Apple could really add to iPhone UNLESS it's a Stylus
     
  4. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

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    Interesting. Guess I'll be on the lookout. Already amazed with this 6s Plus though.
     
  5. mtneer macrumors 68020

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  6. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    This sounds absolutely and completely bogus. Some people just lie for attention you know.
     
  7. Infinitewisdom macrumors 6502

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    What gave that away? Surely it wasn't the part about this person being drunk? :)

    To be honest, people on Macrumors probably get firsthand knowledge of Apple product releases before Apple Retail employees do. To say they're clueless sometimes is mostly an exaggeration, but not always.....
     
  8. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    It's obviously a free TSMC bumper case for the Samung-chipped phones.
     
  9. mcdj macrumors 604

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    The last time big Apple news was leaked by a drunk chick in a bar was...umm...never. And the dude who left the prototype iPhone in the bar doesn't count...we all knew it was coming.

    Rumors that actually pan out these days are seeded almost exclusively by Apple contractors or industry analysts, who scour patents and watch shipping manifests for raw materials in large quantities.

    The Apple employees who know the entire story of something big are few and far between. There are people working on projects in Cupertino, the end result of which might be entirely unknown to them.

    Either the "big thing" isn't very big, or it's nothing at all.
     
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    Apple is going through a tough period with its sagging stock performance. It's soft watch sales that may never amount to much. Luckily they talk a good game and the gullibles believe everything Apple spins.

    It's just a slump like a major league player goes through. I'd expect at some point Apple will regain their creativity. Until then they're still profit taking rather robustly.
     
  11. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

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    She may have lied. She also may be talking about something that you might not even care about.

    Doesn't take any effort on my part to believe it. I'll just continue to log on here, and, if something new comes along, it does. If not, it's fine. I'll probably forget about it tonight and go back to thinking about this ridiculous battery life.
     
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    Or a free Mac Pro for each TSMC iPhone owner. because, well, we are the superior class. :D
     
  13. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    Um, yeah, whatever. Not buying any of it.
     
  14. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Yeah, really tough period. 13 million iPhone 6s/6s+ sold in the past month, at $300+ profit per unit. Billions in cash. Sucks to be them. The end is near.
     
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  19. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    Nor do I. One look at the word "drunk" in the thread title summed it up for me...
     
  20. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Apple employees, unless she is way up the ladder, know less about what is going on that many of us here. I would say it was someone seeking attention.
     
  21. journeyy macrumors regular

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    As unlikely it is this is real, i'm still kind of excited now :D
     
  22. I7guy macrumors G5

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    The entire market is going through a slump. At some point though the market should pick up and Apple stock with it.
     
  23. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    New Apple Pay features with iOS 9.1, and it finally is launched in Canada.
     
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    If I were go to to a bar and get drunk, I would likely say that I'm a NASA employee and we have discovered evidence of life on one of Vega's planets, and Carl Sagan based his book on actual events that will be known soon.

    And I would have just as much credibility.
     
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    They figured out how to make 3D touch user configurable? I want to decide what to do on the home screen. Now that would be nice.
     

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