Archive for the Rumor Mill Category

Amazon is launching in Singapore soon

It seems like the wait is coming to an end soon. A couple of Singapore Instagramers have started posting what seems to be a sponsored post by Amazon.

While they didn’t say it’s from Amazon, the iconic arrow should be sufficient hint. We’ve been hearing rumours that Amazon has been acquiring assets such as refrigerated trucks and hiring in Singapore since late last year. Amazon will most likely be launching its Prime delivery service and AmazonFresh grocery services first in Singapore.

So #DontSayBoJio. Amazon is launching in Singapore soon. Stay tuned!

GoPro to release a drone on 19 Sept

Looks like GoPro is ready to release the drone that’s been rumoured for the longest time.

Didn’t see it? Scroll to the 16 second mark and you’ll see something flying into the screen from the right corner.

Not much details about the drone that GoPro will be releasing. We’ll have to wait for 19 September. Oh, and if rumours are true, then GoPro will also be releasing a handheld gimbal and perhaps GoPro Hero 5 too. One could only wish all these are true.

Apple Keynote on 21 March

Apple is having a Keynote at their corporate headquarters on 21 March 2016.

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There are lots of rumours saying that Apple will be announcing a new 4 inch iPhone to replace the iPhone 5s. It might have features found on the iPhone 6s like Apple Pay, A9 processor and a better camera. If this is true, then all the existing iPhone line up will support Apple Pay.Maybe Apple will also make some announcement on Apple Pay like more countries getting the payment system.

Besides iPhone, it is also rumoured that Apple will announce a new 9.7 inch iPad. The last time Apple announce a new 9.7 inch iPad was back in 2014 so its about time Apple refresh the line. There might also be some new MacBook or MacBook Pro announcement.

Oh! And Apple might also announce some new Apple Watch straps to “loop you in”.

All these are just some of the rumours going around the internet. We’ll have to wait till 21 March (22 March, 1am Singapore time) to find out.

PS: You might notice that this Apple event is held on a Monday instead of the usual Tuesday. Well, Apple need to attend a court hearing on Tuesday so I guess they won’t have time for their product announcement. Plus it might be a good time to answer some journalist questions before the court session. If you don’t know what the court case is about, check out the video by John Oliver.

Apple Store coming to Singapore

If the rumor is correct, Apple will be opening its first store in Singapore next year.

According to a letter from Pure Fitness to its members, the fitness centre will be closing its gym at Knightsbridge to make way for the opening of a new Apple store in late 2016. Other tenants will also be handing back the space.

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Looks like we are going to get a 3 storey Apple Store by end of 2016. Who is excited about this? I, for one, am glad that we are finally getting a Genius Bar.

Apple event on 9 September

Apple just send out media invites for 9 September, 10am press event at Bill Graham auditorium in San Francisco, California. (10 September, 1am Singapore time)

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Asking Siri for hints will only give you funny responses.

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Anyway, Apple will most likely be announcing the next iPhone. Will there be more products or services announcement? Well, we will find out on 9 September.