I examined all of 9to5 Mac’s articles between January 1 and
December 28 2013. This was 326 pages of content, at 6 articles per
page, for a total of 1956 articles. […]
9to5 Mac posted an impressively high 73 rumor articles that turned
out to be entirely true, and this included all of the articles
derived from their own original sources — a truly impressive and
commendable 30 articles in total. 9to5 Mac absolutely does have
someone inside Apple (probably several someones) feeding them
If that were the whole story, then it’d be time for me to shut up
and retire. Unfortunately, 9to5 Mac isn’t content to stick with
its own trusted sources, and it takes the same “shotgun” approach
as everyone else by posting idiotic analyst speculation and
Digitimes-derived BS with only occasional nods in the general
direction of skepticism.
In short: Mark Gurman’s rumor reporting: excellent. All the random “some analyst says…” / “some random site is reporting…” bullshit that they parrot: crap.