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Published on December 14th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

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Today’s Awful Apple Rumor: Retina iPad Mini

There’s something in the air this week. Maybe it’s that the holidays are coming, or that it’s getting colder, or that there’s not much actual news to be had three weeks before the Consumer Electronics Show. But for some reason, the dumb Apple rumors are piling up like so many discarded MobileMe accounts.

Today's Awful Apple Rumor: Retina iPad MiniThere’s something in the air this week. Maybe it’s that the holidays are coming, or that it’s getting colder, or that there’s not much actual news to be had three weeks before the Consumer Electronics Show. But for some reason, the dumb Apple rumors are piling up like so many discarded MobileMe accounts.

The latest offender? You’ve probably seen it already: Retina iPad mini. Here’s why it’s a total waste of everybody’s time.

That makes all of this flocking toward Retina iPad mini bad enough, in its own way. But what makes it truly galling is that today’s burst of stories isn’t based on a component someone found, or anything concrete it all. It comes, instead, from DigiTimes. For those unfamiliar, DigiTimes is the single worst purveyor of rumor wrongness in the entirety of tech. Harry McCracken at Time did an excellent take-down earlier this year, if you’re looking for proof. It’s so bad, in fact, that most sites run every DigiTimes story with a throat-clearing caveat. Others, like Gizmodo, straight up don’t run them. Ever.

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