第十一小时

我喜欢Josh Topolsky,我喜欢Engadget,但是这有点多了

苹果传闻游戏可能是一个不稳定的事情Just as we’d heard about last minute改变to the Apple TV before it hit the market, we’ve gotten word from sources that the iPad 2 slated to be announced next Wednesday will be sans a few of the features我们之前曾报道过Notably, that SD card slot and higher resolution display won’t make it into the new model (the latter we’d been hearing rumblings about for a little while)What’s the cause of the switch? Well our sources weren’t crystal clear on the exact reasons, but the gist of what was explained to us centered around vague “engineering issues” which may have forced some changes at the eleventh hourIt’s worth noting once again that these sources have been死了on specific Apple plans and specifications for unannounced products in the past, and we have no reason to believe these changes are due to anything more than legitimate engineering decisions made close to launch.

第十一个小时,我的屁股。自1月份以来,iPad 2中没有任何改变。没有iPad 2中永远不会有更高分辨率的显示器我敢打赌,它也永远不会是一个SD卡插槽,但我不知道。

标记我的话:1月14日告诉Engadget的人说iPad 2将会有一个“超高分辨率”显示器错误当我查看我的“来源”时iPad 2上的冷水Retina显示炒作“,计划没有任何改变。

有时事改变最后一分钟,比如从2009 iPod Touch掉落的相机但这并不意味着我们这些报道它的人并没有错。我们错了,就这么简单但我的消息来源是他们告诉我有一台相机的时候。

一个月前有关iPad 2中“超高分辨率”显示器或SD卡插槽的报道并非如此他们不能“出局”,因为他们从未进入过Engadget从1月14日开始的报告在他们发布它的那天是错误的。

但根据我的经验,苹果谣言游戏并不是那么不稳定2009年的iPod Touch相机是个例外,不是规则大多数主要的Apple产品在发布两个月后相当稳定什么是不稳定的是获得有关它们的准确信息。1

如果我有消息来源在一个月前给我喂了一大堆马蹄铁,那么我会向读者道歉,而不是将这些消息来源称为“死对”。


  1. I could publish things I’m only half-sure about, like the iPad 2 switching from aluminum to a lightweight high-strength carbon fiber body, but I don’t, because I’m only half-sure and I’ve only heard about it from second-hand sources who themselves are unsure about it即使我不顾一切地提及这种猜测,我也会在脚注中这样做,并努力强调信息的不确定性及其来源的二手状态。What I would never do is take a flyer and report uncertain speculation as a fact, and, if it wound up not panning out, chalk it up to Apple having changed things at the last moment rather than the report being flat-out wrong all along. ↩︎

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