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Apple Rumors Roundup: September iPad, Tokyo Retail Store, Trademark Startup, Iran Ban and More

Aug 29 2013, 3:40am CDT | by , in Rumors | Apple

Apple Rumors Roundup
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Certain semi-rumors are doing the rounds nowadays regarding Apple. Whether they live up to their potential is a mystery wrapped in an enigma.

Rumors are just that, rumors. But there are some that have a halo of truth to them. Take the recent ones about Apple. The first one has to do with the lifting of sanctions on products going to Iran. The Obama administration has taken this step after decades of a sort of cold war with Iran. Partly this move is being made in order to support the insurrectionist element in the country. This is so that democracy can come to Iran after years of theocracy. Thus restrictions on trade were relaxed considerably. 

Latest in all Apple rumors is its September 10 launch event will see not only new iPhone line-up, but also new iPads. Bloomberg's recent article on Apple's Tokyo retail store briefly hinted towards rumored iPad launch on Sept.10th.

Then Apple is said to be planning on opening a major outlet in Tokyo. This would be the first such event since the 2005 attempt. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has started economic plans for re-growth.

Another news came from Australia that Apple has filed an application on 27 August to trademark the word "startup". Wired said that this startup word covers 'a range of products and services'

Tablet sales in Japan may just be the thing that proves profitable for Apple. However, according to recent news reports there were no iPads in the Japanese market. It was all nothing but a rumor. 

Then there is a series of pictures that are going around. They portray Apple gold casings undergoing some very brutal scratch tests. However, this would not occur in real life so it too was just an airy fairy thing that was sent off into the air. Latest is a scratch test done with knife on the back of iPhone 5S gold. We have alread posted the video yesterday. 

Looking back at these three rumors, it seems that while some of them may have a kernel of truth to them such as the Iranian one, others are nothing but bosh and tosh. It is best to reconfirm facts before believing in them. 

Source: 9to5Mac

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