Apple Biometric EarPods Were a ‘Secret’ Hoax

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The rumor that Apple is developing biometric EarPods — born from a post on the anonymous sharing app Secret — was a hoax.

The rumor — which Mashable and many other news outlets covered — was something the poster now says was made up “while I was using the toilet and worrying about my blood pressure.”

The admission came via a Tumblr post that the author linked/verified in the original Secret posting.

The poster claims the intent wasn’t to be malicious — or to mislead people — but to use Secret as “an outlet for comedy” and to “give my friends a laugh”. Having had his or her own experiences with blood pressure medication, the anonymous author thought it would be amusing to create a fake iPhone rumor about a health sensor: …

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Via: Mashable: Gadgets

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