And that, kiddies, is why "rumours and reports" should always be regarded as "rumours and reports."
Earlier this week reports were floated that Apple had purchased a wireless headset developer. The proof for the story? The company had shut down and its co-founder had taken a position with Apple.
Most of the time, this would indicate that the company had been bought by Apple. But MacWorld was able to track down the company's other co-founder and it turns out that the shutdown and departure were just that: a shutdown and a departure.
The site quotes Wi-Gear CEO Mark Pundsack in reporting that the company has simply run out of money and the co-founder took a job with Apple. Wi-Gear was not purchased by Apple and in fact can still be had by anyone wishing to acquire the company and/or its intellectual property.
Does this mean that Apple is not in fact looking to update its bluetooth peripheral line and that the Wi-Gear executive wasn't in fact brought in to help with that? No. But it does mean that the company didn't buy out Wi-Gear or its IP.
Just goes to show that when you read anything on the internet that has not been directly confirmed by the company you should take it with a grain of salt. It's why we use terms like "reports" and "rumours"
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