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What Is the Biggest Tech Rumor of 2008?

The geek world thrives on rumors and gossip, like a big real-life, dorky version of Gossip Girl. Secret photos, screenshots, and info pretty much always get leaked (which is hardly a bad thing for the company at hand).

This year, many rumors turned out to be the real thing (like the rumblings about iPhone 3Gs, MacBooks, and iPods), but the most fun ones are almost always the ones that get debunked.

Some I wanted to be true (still holding out for that iPhone Nano), some were sad (questions of Steve Jobs' health that led to his death being mistakenly broadcast), some seemed likely (the Microsoft-Yahoo merger), and some got smacked down with such virility that you wondered if having a Zune really was that bad for the image.

Some may even still come true in 2009 (Kindle 2.0 and the iPhone on Verizon, perhaps?), but for those wily rumors in general, I say: Thanks. You make my job fun! So tell me: What's your favorite rumor of '08?


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sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 7 years
iphone for verizon. I would most likely a get an iphone through verizon.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i had to say the iphone/verizon one - since we all know that there was soooo much debate about that one to begin with. it's really kind of funny if you think about all the rumors that are flying for any number of different topics.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 7 years
iPhone for Verizon, I'm hoping this will come true! :pray:
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 7 years
the iphone nano thing is interesting cuz I'm so curious to see what it would look like... small iphone? what nano generation?.... I dunno!!
kia kia 7 years
Wow, how I wish there were affordable jet pack rumors. Le sigh.
crystalm07 crystalm07 7 years
omg pleaseeeee let the iphone be coming to verizon be true!
eckeltricity eckeltricity 7 years
I'm kind of offended by the whole Zune thing actually. I mean, the fact that they wrote it out to be some blasphemy.
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 7 years
Totally the Steve Jobs mess!
LoveSarah LoveSarah 7 years
Obama being a zune user was hilarious! And I wish the iphone would come to verizon already!
piksie007 piksie007 7 years
I'd go for Steve Jobs' health/"death"...even my father was talking about it, and the man doesn't even own a cell phone or a computer!
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