When Apple Computer this week sent out an invitation to a "fun" announcement at the company's headquarters, it may well have been handing out crack to rumor junkies. Here's a couple of the latest rocks people are pressing into their pipes:
Meanwhile, an analyst at American Technology Research--working entirely independently from the Bears Stearns sleuths--concluded "there is a greater-than-50 per cent chance that Apple will announce its first, full-length feature films available for download on iTunes." Greater than 50 percent? Brilliant. Of course, he adds that "there is a chance that Steve Jobs will make an announcement that no one anticipated. We will not attempt to guess what it is and let Steve surprise us." So that wasn't a guess on the movie downloads?
By the way, where's that rumored Apple plasma TV with the built in computer, or the cell phone it's designing or that tablet-style PC everyone's been waiting for? Such slackers in Cupertino. Side note: As Apple extends well beyond making computers, the name "Apple Computer" seems a bit dated. Perhaps it's time to just go with Apple. And while they're at it, "iTunes" no longer seems to fit, considering all the video offerings on the service--especially when/if movies are included.