You know what? There are just too many websites that regurgitate the day’s news, and so little news that is worthy to publish, that many have decided simply to make up stuff. Think of it as imaginary news.
Here’s one from Luke Dormehl:
iPhone could get depth-sensing rear cameras in 2020
I try not to pay much attention to headlines with the words could or might or may. Why not?
What happens is an age old warehouse in the rumor mill. Someone talks to some supplier somewhere who shares some tidbit of information and that hits a website here or there and then gets picked up and regurgitated and expounded on until it ends up being treated as fact.
Here’s an example.
iPhone May Have A Brain Scanner In 2020
It must be true. You know, they can’t put it on the internet if it isn’t true. Sure, iPhone customers need something in the new iPhones to make the upgrade worth their money but smartphone makers are struggling to deliver the goods.
What’s the problem?
Same old, same old.
The last few years of iPhones have improved incrementally in nearly every aspect; better cameras and photos, better sound and video, better apps. Apple makes the situation worse for itself because each new version of iOS makes last year’s (or the year before, or the year before that) new iPhone better than when it was purchased.
Yes, it’s unlikely Apple will install a brain scanner in 2020’s iPhone, but AirPod 3, due this year– I read it on the internet– will have a built-in IQ test and the ability to act as a hearing aid. Uh huh. It’ll be so good that you can hear sounds around you better, and so good that it will pick up what people around you are thinking.
I read about it on the internet.
Take all those headlines about what features or functions will be in the iPhone’s next version with a grain of salt.
To take a statement with ‘a grain of salt’ (or ‘a pinch of salt’) means to accept it while maintaining a degree of scepticism about its truth.
A little skepticism can help digest the so-called news of the day.