Leaderboard update: Apple’s March 8 Peek Performance event

Following Apple’s event on Tuesday, here’s how the best—and worst—Apple sources in the game stack up (spoiler: there weren’t any major upsets).

Sources that got more accurate

  • 🌈 AppleTrack 85.7 ⮕ 86.7%
  • 🏀 Mark Gurman 85.5 ⮕ 86.4%
  • 📉 Trendforce 83.3 ⮕ 84.5%
  • 🕘 9to5Mac 82.4 ⮕ 82.8%
  • 👨‍💻 Ming-Chi Kuo 70.4 ⮕ 72.5%
  • 🔢 DigiTimes 60.8 ⮕ 62.5%
  • 🚗 MyDrivers 44.4 ⮕ 61.1%
  • 🧭 Macotakara 55.9 ⮕ 58.5%

Sources that got less accurate

  • 🐟 Ross Young 100 ⮕ 92.9%

Note: As you may have noticed, no source is 100% accurate. That’s because all sources 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 page, let us know.

Leaderboard update: Apple October 2021 ‘Unleashed’ event

Apple’s (likely) final event of 2021 took place on October 18 with the tagline ‘Unleashed,’ where new AirPods, MacBook Pro and HomePod mini models were unveiled. Now that the dust has settled, let’s see how the sources who reported on these products stack up post-event.

Sources that got more accurate

  • 🐟 Ross Young: 100% accurate for 9 rumors (same score)
  • 🛠 Dylandkt: 75 ⮕ 77.5% accurate for 40 rumors
  • 📉 Trendforce: 75.9 ⮕ 77.4% accurate for 31 rumors
  • 👨‍💻 Ming-Chi Kuo: 74.6 ⮕ 75.9% accurate for 195 rumors
  • 🍍 Max Weinbach: 66.7% accurate for 126 rumors (same score)
  • 🔢 DigiTimes: 57.9 ⮕ 58.3% accurate for 115 rumors

Sources that got less accurate

  • 🏀 Mark Gurman: 87.3 ⮕ 87% accurate for 508 rumors
  • 🎧 52audio: 100 ⮕ 83.3% accurate for 12 rumors
  • 🍏 AppleTrack: 100 ⮕ 85.7% accurate for 6 rumors
  • 🧻 Jon Prosser: 74.6 ⮕ 73.9% accurate for 207 rumors
  • 📱 Jeff Pu: 53.8 ⮕ 53.3% accurate for 15 rumors

Note: As you may have noticed, no source is 100% accurate. That’s because all sources 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.

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.

WWDC 2021 leaderboard update: this is where the best (and worst) Apple sources stand

Following WWDC 2021, here’s a look at the updated source leaderboard and where the best (and worse) Apple sources place.

Sources that increased their credibility

🏀 Mark Gurman: 89.1% accurate (was 88.7)

🌙 L0vetodream: 88.8% accurate (was 88)

🕘 9to5Mac: 78.7% accurate (was 78.5)

🗞 The Wall Street Journal: 80% accurate (was 77.4)

Sources that decreased their credibility

🧻 Jon Prosser: 73.6% accurate (was 78.1)

🌳 Wedbush: 69.2% accurate (was 72)

🧭 Macotakara: 64.4% accurate (was 66.2)

The Verifier: 54.7% accurate (was 55.3)

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.

Leaderboard update: Apple April 20 ‘Spring Loaded’ event

Following Apple’s ‘Spring Loaded’ presentation in Cupertino on Tuesday, we take a look at which sources went up…and the leakers that went down. It’s time for a leaderboard update.

Sources that got more accurate

Sources that got less 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.

AirPods Max leaderboard update

In a Christmas surprise release on December 8, Apple unveiled the long-awaited AirPods Max to the world. Here’s who got what right and wrong in our December 2020 leaderboard update.

Sources that increased

🌙 L0vetodream: 88.9 ⮕ 89% accurate

Previewed Apple’s Christmas surprise weeks ahead of the timely AirPods launch.

👨‍💻 Ming-Chi Kuo: 78 ⮕ 78.2% accurate

First shared the existence of over-ear headphones from Apple in 2018.

MacRumors: 70 ⮕ 71.9% accurate

Obtained the AppleCare memo that previewed a new product would be coming on December 8.

🕘 9to5Mac: 77.2 ⮕ 77.5% accurate

First shared the AirPods Max icon and revealed previously unknown details about the over-ears.

Sources that decreased

🏀 Mark Gurman: 89.3 ⮕ 89.1% accurate

First revealed Apple’s over-ear headphones were in development in 2018, nailed the core design, but had some misses with launch dates and a rumored leather variant.

🧻 Jon Prosser: 82.4 ⮕ 79.2% accurate

Shared the first look of AirPods Studio that was nearly spot-on, but incorrectly provided info on pricing, release, and some features.

Apple November 10 event leaderboard update

Following Apple’s ‘One more thing’ event on November 10, the source leaderboard is seeing a lot of consistency, with no major moves up or down. This is the latest following Apple’s last event of 2020.

Sources that increased

🌙 L0vetodream: 88.7 ⮕ 88.9% accurate

🏀 Mark Gurman: 88.4 ⮕ 88.7% accurate

👨‍💻 Ming-Chi Kuo: 77.5 ⮕ 78% accurate

🔢 DigiTimes: 65 ⮕ 65.1% accurate

🦅 Barclays: 57.9 ⮕ 64.7% accurate

Sources that decreased

🧻 Jon Prosser: 84.3 ⮕ 82.4% accurate

🧭 Macotakara: 69.6 ⮕ 68.6% accurate

🖥 Sonny Dickson: 62.5 ⮕ 57.7% accurate

✅ The Verifier: 55 ⮕ 54.3% 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.

November 2020 leaderboard update

Following the announcement of Apple’s final Fall event, here’s how the source leaderboard has been reworked.

November 3 changes

🌙 L0vetodream 88.5 ⮕ 88.7% accurate

  • +1 accurate rumor

🏀 Mark Gurman 88.3 ⮕ 88.4% accurate

  • +2 accurate rumors

🧻 Jon Prosser 85.5 ⮕ 84.3% accurate

  • +1 accurate rumor
  • -2 inaccurate claims

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.

Apple October 2020 event leaderboard update

This is our biggest leaderboard update yet. While other products see rumors intermittently throughout the year, Apple’s biggest product, the iPhone, is relentlessly leaked week-by-week until the eventual Fall unveil. Following the October 13 event, here’s how iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and HomePod mini rearranged the source leaderboard.

Sources that increased

🏀 Mark Gurman: 87.8 ⮕ 88.3% accurate

  • +30 correct rumors
  • -2 incorrect claims

🧻 Jon Prosser: 74.5 ⮕ 85.2% accurate

  • +69 correct rumors
  • -6 incorrect claims

👨‍💻 Ming-Chi Kuo: 74.6 ⮕ 77.5% accurate

  • +19 correct rumors
  • -1 incorrect claims

🗞 WSJ: 76.7 ⮕ 77.4% accurate

  • +1 correct rumor

MacRumors: 69 ⮕ 70% accurate

  • +1 correct rumor

🧭 Macotakara: 66.7 ⮕ 69.6% accurate

  • +16 correct rumors
  • -5 incorrect claims

🍍 Max Weinbach: 63 ⮕ 67.1% accurate

  • +23 correct rumors
  • -8 incorrect claims

🔢 DigiTimes: 61.3 ⮕ 65% accurate

  • +14 correct rumors
  • -4 incorrect claims

🦅 Barclays: 57.9 ⮕ 64.5% accurate

  • +9 correct rumors
  • -3 incorrect claims

The Verifier: 51.3 ⮕ 51.9% accurate

  • +1 correct rumor

💵 Economic Daily News: 36.1 ⮕ 36.8% accurate

  • +1 correct rumor
  • -1 incorrect claim

Source(s) that stayed the same

🧧 Kang 康总: 97.8 ⮕ 97.8% accurate

  • +84 correct rumors
  • -2 incorrect claims

Sources that decreased

🌙 L0vetodream: 88.9 ⮕ 87.9% accurate

  • +32 correct rumors
  • – 5 incorrect claims

Note: As you may have noticed, no source is 100% accurate. That’s because all sources 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 Apple enthusiasts better understand how likely a rumor really is.

As always, if you notice a discrepancy on someone’s record, let us know.

October 2020 leaderboard updates

Ahead of Apple’s rumored October Special Event, there have been a number of minor changes on the source leaderboard that are worth taking a look at.

🆕 October 6 update

Following the announcement of Apple’s October special event…

🧻 Jon Prosser: 72.7 ⮕ 73.9% accurate

October 3 updates

Some claims related to Apple’s September event that we’ve now graded.

📱 Jeff Pu: 71.4 ⮕ 62.5% accurate

The Verifier 51.4 ⮕ 51.3% accurate

October 1 updates

After reviewing a number of pages, we found some inconsistencies and have made corrections.

🏀 Mark Gurman: 87.7 ⮕ 87.8% accurate

🍍 Max Weinbach: 39.1 ⮕ 55.8% accurate

💛 iupdate: 100 ⮕ 75% 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.

Apple September Event leaderboard update

Apple’s first hardware event of the year didn’t include new iPhones. Here’s how sources are stacking up on the AppleTrack leaderboard after the Apple Watch and iPad focused keynote.

Sources that increased

🧧 Kang 95 ⮕ 97.8% accurate

🏀 Mark Gurman 86.9 ⮕ 87.7% accurate

🕘 9to5Mac 75.1 ⮕ 77% accurate

🧻 Jon Prosser 67.6 ⮕ 72.7% accurate

MacRumors 63.6 ⮕ 69% accurate

🔢 DigiTimes 61 ⮕ 61.3% accurate

Sources that decreased

🌙 L0vetodream 89.2 ⮕ 88.7% accurate

👨‍💻 Ming-Chi Kuo 76.6 ⮕ 74.6% accurate

🍎 Macotakara 67.4 ⮕ 66.7% accurate

💵 Economic Daily News 37.1 ⮕ 36.1% accurate

Note: As you may have noticed, no source is 100% accurate. That’s because all sources 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 average enthusiasts better understand how likely a rumor really is.

As always, if you notice a discrepancy on someone’s record, let us know.