If anyone has the goods, it's Mark Gurman, 9to5Mac's teen blogging phenom
FORTUNE — Apple’s AAPL annual World Wide Developers Conference is scheduled to begin with a Tim Cook keynote June 11, but for Mark Gurman the story began in early May.
In a series of scoops — the accuracy of which is about to be tested — 9to5Mac‘s star 18-year-old blogger (with assists from Seth Weintraub and Jordan Kahn) has been leading the growing pack of Apple-obsessed tech journalists.
Either Gurman has unusually good sources, or his journalistic bar is set unusually low. We’ll find out which soon enough.
Meanwhile here, in reverse order, are a month’s worth of 9to5Mac’s WWDC headlines:
June 8: i
- June 8: Retina Mac apps begin appearing in App Store ahead of Apple’s WWDC unveiling (Kahn)
- T-Mobile to show off its iPhone compatible1900MHz 3G Network at WWDC next week? (Weintraub)
- <June 6: Video hands-on with the purported next-generation iPhone metal back (Gurman)
- June 6: New Mac spec sheet leaks out, WWDC launch pricing and naming included (Weintraub)
- June 5: After nearly two years without an update, Apple to finally revamp Mac Pro next week (Gurman)
- June 4: Apple to update most of its Mac lineup and multiple accessories at WWDC (Gurman)
- June 4: Apple to bring full Siri voice-assistant to the iPad with iOS 6: mockup and details (Gurman)
- June 4: Facebook in iOS 6: Integration is system-wide, ‘Liking’ of App Store apps present (Gurman)
- June 1: Google to hold Maps event ahead of Apple’s switchover at WWDC (Weintraub)
- May 31: Hardware details of the next iPhone (N41AP / iPhone5,1) and more on the new Maps app (Weintraub)
- May 30: Report: Apple to unveil new Apple TV OS at WWDC, will run on future HDTV (Kahn)
- May 29: Tim Cook: Stay tuned for stronger Facebook ties with iOS, Apple had no interest in buying Instagram (Gurman)
- May 17: New MacBook Pros will get Samsung’s fast 830 series SSD too (Kahn)
- May 16: Apple teases hardware-specific “special features” in upcoming OS X Mountain Lion builds (Gurman)
- May 15: Apple also working on MacBook Airs and iMacs with Retina Displays (Gurman)
- May 14: Apple to debut new Photo sharing social Network at WWDC, reason Schiller quit Instagram? (Kahn)
- May 14: Apple readies revamped 15-inch MacBook Pro: Retina Display, ultra-thin design, and super-fast USB 3 (Gurman)
- May 11: iCloud beta website reveals plans for Notes and Reminders web apps, affirms iOS 6 beta coming soon (Gurman)