In a rather interesting turn of events, MacRumors is reporting this afternoon that Daring Fireball‘s (usually, well informed), John Gruber, has hinted that at least one of the sources he has been talking with over the last several weeks claims that all the “leaks” we’ve seen pertaining to Apple’s next version of iOS, thus far — are “wrong.”
If accurate, iOS 7 and 10.9, (because, let’s be fair, we know virtually nothing of either), may just be the result of Cook’s new policy of “doubling down” on secrecy at Apple.
It could also mean that those previous reports of iOS 7 being “flat” in its design nature may also be wrong. “I know almost absolutely nothing,” Gruber noted, adding “I don’t think I’ve been this ignorant of what’s coming, software-wise, for a keynote since the [iPhone] back in 2007.”
“I’m super excited,” he said.
Gruber also cited a few unnamed “friends” who – according to him – “would know” about the next version of iOS prior to its release, adding that “the one word [he keeps] hearing is that some of the stuff they’re going to show is ‘polarizing’.”
v. po·lar·ized, po·lar·iz·ing, po·lar·iz·es. v.tr
1. To induce polarization in; impart polarity to.
2. To cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions
3. Polarization (waves), the orientation of oscillations in the plane perpendicular to a transverse wave’s direction of travel which may include:
Polarization (antenna), the orientation of electromagnetic waves from e.g. a radio antenna
Possible interpretation: Apple is signaling to the industry as a whole that it is going to cause “waves” with this event. Or, perhaps a literal hint towards the company’s new music-streaming service?
Notably, Apple just unveiled one of its promotional banners at Moscone Center, which also features (what appears to be) a ‘wave’, which sits behind the roman numeral for 10 – (otherwise written as ‘X’).
Gruber also notes that he heard another whisper from “somebody” that “all the leaks are wrong” regarding iOS 7. “Which is interesting,” he says.
“I have no idea what to make of it,” he concludes.
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