Here’s an amusing look at just how screwed up is the Apple rumor-mill. Today’s big “news” is that the iOS 4.2 update has been “delayed.” The problem? The official launch date is simply “November,” and we still have weeks to go.
The logic works like this. Initial murmurings said that iOS 4.2, the unifying release that brings multitasking to the iPad and AirPlay to all iDevices, would be delivered tomorrow. This fits, as last week Apple released the iOS 4.2 Gold Master (GM). A GM usually goes on, unchanged, to be the official release.
Now, thanks to iPad Wi-Fi connectivity problems suffered by testers (read: “people who grabbed the GM off BitTorrent), the rumors say that the release will be “delayed” until next week, either Tuesday or Friday, depending on the source.
And this may all be true, but there is no delay. That’s the advantage of Apple’s secrecy. If you never announce anything until it’s ready, it can never be late (see: white iPhone).
Most consumers won’t even realize there’s an update coming until it shows up in their iTunes. And for those of us who can’t wait? Well, lets just say the iOS 4.2 GM isn’t causing any problems with my iPad 3G.
iOS 4.2 on November 16th [iPhone Hellas]
Rumor: iOS4.2 Delayed At Least a Week [TUAW]
iOS 4.2 Goes Gold Master, iPad Gains New Multitask Bar
iOS 4.2 First Look: iPad Gets Multitasking, Printing
IOS 4.2 Changes iPad Screen-Lock Switch to Mute Button
AirPlay Can Stream to Apple TV From Any iOS App – Not Just iTunes …
Fuente: Gadget Lab