Later today we're going to get new iPads and hopefully some other new iThingies. The rumor mill seems to be converging on the idea that we are going to get a retina iPad mini. I sure hope they are right. I've been using the non-retina mini and and while I like it, I've never gotten used to the non-retina screen. I'd be willing to give up some battery life and even a little weight for a better screen.
Regardless, it seems like silly season, the weeks leading up to an Apple announcement, this time has not been nearly as bad as it was in the past. All that being said, if the volume goes up on iWatch rumors next year and Apple suddenly plans an event, I fully expect the Internet to go completely fracking crazy.