Thursday Apple Rumors: Apple Reportedly Delays Launch of HomeKit

Here are your Apple Rumors for today:

apple-rumors-homekit-delay-aaplAcquisitions: A recent rumor claims that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is interested in obtaining a couple of different companies, reports CNNMoney. According to the rumor, which is being viewed as pure speculation, the tech company is possibly interested in picking up BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY). The rumor claims that BlackBerry was interesting to AAPL due to some of its patents. Another rumor claimed that the Apple is also interested in buying SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), but there’s no proof to back it up.

Streaming: Apple is reportedly working on a social media network for artists, MacRumors notes. The rumor claims that the social media service could be part of the company’s new streaming service that is in the works. The service would allow artists to share track samples, concert information and more with fans. This rumor is based on data that was recently discovered in the newest iOS 8.4 beta. It also claims that the streaming service may be called “Apple Music”.

HomeKit: A recent rumor claims that Apple is delaying the launch of HomeKit, reports Fortune. Insider sources claim that the service is being delayed until August or September of this year. There was never an official release date announced for HomeKit, but many believed that it would be launched during Spring. Some sources claim that problems occurred with the code used by the service and that some smaller devices couldn’t handle it. They claim that Apple is currently working to reduce the size of the code needed for the service.

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