I'm starting to get irritated!

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by jimbo1mcm, May 31, 2013.

  1. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    When you do a search for rumors about future devices, the only thing you get is BS from writers who want you to check their stupid sites so they can get advertising revenue. They say, " It is rumored to have 128 GB and an OLED screen, although it might also have 16GB and an LED screen. We'll have to wait and see." It sucks. We need rumors that are accurate!!!! Just ranting.
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    How can a rumor be accurate until the product is actually shipped at which point the the rumor ceases to exist?
     
  3. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Exactly....



    And then to post your irritation on a 'MacRumors' forum of all things OP. How sweet the irony :)
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Then they'd not be rumors but facts. Nature of the beast - just don't take it so serious
     
  5. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Please note:

     
  6. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Overall rumors have been about 75% accurate. That's pretty good IMO.

    OP, maybe your just reading rumors from BS sites.
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Accurate rumors? Is that like jumbo shrimp?

    "We" don't need accurate rumors. "We" need actual announcements.
     
  8. Mackan macrumors 65816

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    Like iPhone 5S rumor. First a rumor that it will go into production in March. Then it was April, then May, then June...

    Nah, it's just a way to draw attention, nothing else. Analysts and rumors sites, they make a living of it.

    I am now eagerly waiting for another home button rumor. My body is shaking with excitement.
     
  9. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Hence why I said 75%(guesstimate).
     
  10. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I went back over the entire history of MacRumors, and found the accuracy rate to be 61.395768295%.

    OK, I lied...:p;)
     
  11. jamezr macrumors G3

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    Hahahaha....made me laugh
     
  12. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    Mate forget this.

    You want to try being a football fan when it's transfer rumours time.

    Like now. And I'm a Liverpool fan. It's a nightmare.
     
  13. beaniemyman macrumors 6502

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    agreed, there is no way to confirm rumors and every tech site (even the big ones like cnet, verge, engaget etc.) never have the accurate info. the best thing to do is to read rumors from sites which have decent track records.
     
  14. blitzer09x87 macrumors 6502

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    yeah, the best way is to just read news and rumors from those sites which have good history.
     
  15. bmac4 macrumors 68040

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    100% agree. I am a Real Madrid fan and transfer season is crazy. Last year it is was all about Ronaldo trying to be bought by Chelsea, and this year was where is Neymar going. Rumors will drive you crazy and give you way too high of expectations. Just better to read knowing only about 30% has any value to it.
     
  16. jimbo1mcm thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Stop hijacking my thread. Now I am getting more irritated. You should be a Falcons fan, not soccer. LOL>
     
  17. bmac4 macrumors 68040

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    I am a huge Falcons fan, but I like Futbol too. My advice is to only believe about 30% of the rumors you hear. Most places are getting it more right every year because there are so many leaks, but really all rumors do is get your expectations way to high, and then you let down. Sorry if I helped get off subject.
     
  18. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    If rumors were "accurate", they wouldn't be rumors anymore. They'd be confirmed leaks, facts, etc.
     
  19. jimbo1mcm thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I actually thought it was pretty funny that everyone and his brother thought Verizon would announce the HTC One at their event and instead we got J LO!!!
     
  20. maflynn Moderator

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    That's because "everyone" wanted the HTC One on VZW. Latest rumor is that we may see that at the end of the month. Rumors come and go, some are accurate some are not. Just roll with the punches
     
  21. kiltedthrower macrumors regular

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    Falcons fan?! We might as well be Bengal fans. Can we not be fans of teams that actually perform well on the field?
     
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    bmac4 macrumors 68040

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    Is there something wrong with being a Falcons fan. It is my home team.

    Are you trying to say the Falcons are bad? Because if I remember correctly they were 5 yards short of being in the Super Bowl last year. I call that performing well on the field.
     
  23. kiltedthrower macrumors regular

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    I'm just messing with you. I'm mainly jealous we don't have a professional football team
     
  24. bmac4 macrumors 68040

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    Oh ok cool.
     
  25. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. Take all rumors with a rather large grain of salt.
     

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