We have officially hit the all-rumor, all the time cycle of Apple news as everyone tries to read the tea leaves ahead of Monday’s keynote. We heard rumors that iOS 7 was set to include Air Drop support. There was a pair of rumors about iRadio: we heard that iAds were being prepped for the service, and that Apple had signed a deal with Sony. There was a non-WWDC rumor that the iPad lines would launch separately this year. In actual news the DOJ price fixing suit opened, starting with a strong statement by Apple’s lawyers.
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