Now that Apple has unveiled the latest in its iPad franchise, it's time to take a look at how our tech bloggers did with their predictions. This morning we rounded up the various speculations of our favorite rumor blogs. But now that we have confirmation of the new iPad's real specs from Apple itself, we can see how our rumormongers did. Below we've updated the chart with the correct predictions in green, the wrong ones in red, and the still unknown ones -- there's no mention of RAM on Apple's site -- marked with a question mark.
To see who won we'll use our not-too-scientific ranking system.
Our Grading System: Since it's easy enough to report every single rumor, we'll penalize for wrong guesses, taking off 5 for each false rumor and awarding a point for solid reports. And, that question mark gets zero points. Here we go:
WINNER: The Verge
What they rumored wrong: Nothing!
What they got right: Retina, 4G LTE, A5x Chip, Apple TV +4
Final Score: 4
2nd (Tied): 9to5Mac
What they rumored wrong: iPad HD -5
What they got right: 4G LTE, Apple TV, Release Date +3
Final Score: -2*
2nd (Tied): TechCrunch
What they rumored wrong: Siri -5
What they got right: Retina, A5X Chip, Better Camera +3