Since the whole concept of Low End Mac is getting the most out of your Mac through memory updates, bigger hard drives, SSDs, and the like, the website will begin to phase out its coverage of Macs and other Apple devices – notably iPhones and iPads – that cannot be upgraded.
Category Archives: The Rumor Mill
Life was simple when the iMac came in only one color, Bondi blue. The computer, keyboard, and mouse were all trimmed in Bondi blue and looked great together. Third party manufacturers could come close enough to Apple’s color to look good as well. And then Apple changed everything with Macs in different colors.
Apple may be able to do amazing things with Xserve machines and Mac OS X Server, but that doesn’t mean they’re the only ones who can offer affordable services to Macintosh users.
Rumor has it Apple will discontinue the iPhone 5S on Monday and release a new version of the iPhone 6. A smaller version. A 4″ version that’s just a bit better than the iPhone 5S it will replace.
Okay, for those of you unsure about The Rumor Mill, here’s the lowdown: it’s a farce. There are no contacts at Apple Computer. There are no leaks from anyone reaching us. There is no Anne Onymus.
The long rumored Apple iCar is just around the corner, scheduled to be announced at an Apple media conference at 2 PM PDT on April 1, 2015 in San Francisco. It is expected to be available sometime this summer as a 2016 model.
3D isn’t just for Hollywood blockbusters – at least that’s what Apple is hoping for with its next revision of the iPhone.
Unless you live in a cave or on a desert island with no Internet, no TV, and no radio, you’ve probably heard that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is calling for a nationwide ban on mobile phone use while driving – even when used hands-free.
Buffalo Japan has introduced a brand new USB mouse that looks and works a lot like an iPod with a tail. Seriously, Buffalo’s new scrollwheel mouse has a round control pad that looks just like the ones you’ll find on the iPod nano and iPod classic.
Everyone knows about the federal Cash for Clunkers program that’s done wonders for auto dealers, but we were taken by surprise to receive a press release from Microsoft about its Cash for Clunker Computers rebate program.
Our friends in Cupertino are at it again, according to our MacMole. This time Apple is finding new ways to get Macs into the workplace almost invisibly.
In an unexpected turnabout, Apple Inc. today announced that it will license Mac OS X to all comers beginning on Monday.
What would a Tuesday be without some announcement from Apple? How about one drive to read them all?
It isn’t easy being green, but one California legislator wants to make it the law. Lloyd Levine thinks traditional incandescent light bulbs and CRTs are bad for the environment and should be outlawed in California.
In its never-ending quest to tax everything it can think of, the IRS has taxed income, profits, death, and marriage. Attempts to tax email have stalled, but only because even a 100% tax on something free is still nothing.
If you’ve been following the legal ruckus surrounding Apple’s “Asteroid leak” case, you know what happened: Someone leaked details of Asteroid, a breakout box for use with GarageBand, and some websites published the info. Apple then subpoenaed their email records to discover the identity of the leaker, and the websites went to court to protect […]
Taking a page from Microsoft’s play book, Apple announced several new versions of OS X this morning. After all, if two editions of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger (regular and server) are good, eight must be better.
It was the best of times for IBM. Nintendo, already using a PowerPC processor in its GameCube, will be using a new IBM CPU in Revolution, its next generation gaming system.
2005 – Environmentalists, rejoice! In celebration of Earth Day, Steve Jobs broke out his Birkenstocks, love beads, and hippie headband to announce the greening of Apple computer.
2005 – While Apple is busy suing AppleInsider and others over leaks regarding their “Asteroid” project, our unusually reliable source – an illegal immigrant subcontracted to clean Apple’s research labs when she couldn’t get the same kind of work at Walmart – has helped The Rumor Mill scoop all the legitimate rumor sites.
2005 – Apple stunned analysts, Mac users, and PC pundits by pre-announcing the PowerBook G5 this morning – just two days after unveiling improved G4 PowerBooks.
2004 – In the old days of MacWeek, Apple used to send up “trial balloons” to see how the market might respond to a new product. Today we have websites that exist only because of Mac rumors, and they’ve been at the forefront of the “flash iPod” craze.
2004 – If our usually reliable sources are to be believed, Steve Jobs has finally relented. After the stunning success of the iPod, Jobs now agrees that users may be able to handle more than a single button on a mouse.
2004 – If June is approaching, Intel must be preparing a newly improved and faster than ever before version of the erstwhile Pentium 4 processor.
2003 – Just when you thought it was safe to recommend an eMac, Apple thows another wrench into the works, the eMac II, or so our anonymous janitor at One Infinite Loop leads us to believe based on reconstructions of shredded documents and late night visits to the design labs while in a drunken stupor.
2003 – New Gigacelleration Alien World Technologies this morning announced the first G5 processor upgrade for AGP Power Macs. The dual 2.0 GHz PowerPC 970 promises the same level of performance as Apple’s Power Mac G5 at half the price.
Apple is dead serious about wanting all Mac users to migrate to OS X – so serious that they’ve developed the “No Mac Left Behind” program to make it easier for those with older, underpowered Macs to make the switch to OS X 10.3 Panther and the forthcoming G5.
2003 – It’s been over a month since Apple surprised us all with 12″ and 17″ PowerBooks, their smallest and largest laptops ever. (The Mac Portable still takes the cake for heaviest at nearly 16 pounds!)
2002 – Personal computers fall into a few broad categories: all-in-one, modular, and portable.
2002 – Steve Jobs announced the iMac to the world on May 6, 1998, and several Apple dealers had midnight hours on August 15, 1998 so they could sell the new US$1,299 Bondi blue computer as soon as Apple allowed.