Now that the WWDC keynote has ended let’s take a look back at the rumors and see what came to pass. Just to recap here were the rumors that we were seeing.

  1. Updated Music app with the ability to play 24bit audio tracks.
  2. New ear pods to listen to the enhanced audio.
  3. New lightning connector. Source: BGR
  4. Multi-tasking on the iPad. Source: Multiple
  5. Healthbook – a new take on Passbook for health related apps. Source: Multiple
  6. Addition of Preview app for PDF files. Source: Multiple
  7. Addition of TextEdit app for text files. Source: Multiple
  8. Tips app that provides tips on how to use the OS. Source: Multiple
  9. Shazam support for Siri. Source: Multiple
  10. Redesigned notifications with only two tabs instead of three. Source: Multiple
  11. Wireless version of CarPlay. Source: Multiple
  12. Late Addition: Home automation

Here’s the rumor scorecard:

Not True:
1. Updated Music app with the ability to play 24bit audio tracks.
2. New ear pods to listen to the enhanced audio.
3. New lightning connector.
6. Addition of Preview app for PDF files.
7. Addition of TextEdit app for text files.
8. Tips app that provides tips on how to use the OS.

True:
5. Healthbook – a new take on Passbook for health related apps.
9. Shazam support for Siri.
10. Redesigned notifications with only two tabs instead of three.
12. Home Automation

No Mention:
4. Multi-tasking on the iPad.
11. Wireless version of CarPlay

That’s a 33% success rate. Not too good if you’re an odds maker.

-ED

 

 

iOS8 Rumors – Scorecard

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