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Source report: many Apple leakers decrease in accuracy following iPhone 13 event

Sep 27, 2021

Source report: many Apple leakers decrease in accuracy following iPhone 13 event

Apple held their September 14 ‘California Streaming’ event just days ago and now iPhone 13, the new iPad mini and new $329 iPad have been released (Apple Watch Series 7, wya). But for the first time in recent history, more sources than usual got less accurate following Apple’s biggest event of the year. Here’s how the source leaderboard has been shaken up.


Key points

  • Of the 18 sources that saw a changed score, 13—or 72% of them—got less accurate
  • Multiple sources predicted a flat-edge design for the Apple Watch Series 7 that did not end up materializing
  • Kang, the most accurate Apple source of all-time, remains atop the source leaderboard at 97.1% accurate
  • Conversely, Economic Daily News, the less accurate source we track, got even less accurate following the event and is now only 38.2% accurate
  • Mark Gurman remains the king of rumors, contributing more than 30 leaks ahead of the keynote…while still remaining more than 87% accurate

Sources that got less accurate

🏀 Mark Gurman: 88.8 ⮕ 87.3% accurate

🛠 dylandkt: 81.3 ⮕ 75% accurate

👨‍💻 Ming-Chi Kuo: 76.6 ⮕ 74.6% accurate

🍫 Fudge: 79.3 ⮕ 74.2% accurate

🇨🇳 China Times: 76.9 ⮕ 73.3% accurate

🖥 Sonny Dickson: 71.4 ⮕ 69% accurate

🍍 Max Weinbach: 68.8 ⮕ 67.7% accurate

🧭 Macotakara: 64.5 ⮕ 63.3% accurate

🦅 Barclays: 62.2 ⮕ 59.1% accurate

🔢 DigiTimes: 61 ⮕ 57.9% accurate

✅ The Verifier: 54.7 ⮕ 53.9% accurate

📱 Jeff Pu: 62.5 ⮕ 53.8% accurate

💵 Economic Daily News: 38.6 ⮕ 38.2% accurate

Sources that got more accurate

🧧Kang: remains 97.1% accurate

🕘 9to5Mac: 78.5 ⮕ 79% accurate

📉 Trendforce: 75 ⮕ 75.9% accurate

⚡️ The Elec: 66.7 ⮕ 75% accurate

🧻 Jon Prosser: 74.3 ⮕ 74.4% accurate

🌳 Wedbush: 69.2 ⮕ 71.4% accurate

Note: As you may have noticed, no source is perfect. That’s because even the best get some info right and some info wrong: do not harass anyone for their track record. The leaderboard functionality on AppleTrack is here only to help tech enthusiasts better understand how likely a rumor really is. As always, if you notice a discrepancy on someone’s record, let us know.