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Posted on Tue, Feb 19, 2013 : 12:50 p.m.

Publication dubs University of Michigan freshman 'Best Apple Reporter in the World'

By Ben Freed

By looking at domain names the company had purchased, University of Michigan freshman Mark Gurman was the first to realize that Apple would be developing a tablet.

According to a story from Crain’s Detroit Business, Gurman was still attending high school in Los Angeles when he took his hunch to leading blog 9to5Mac.

Steve Jobs Apple iPad.jpg

University of Michigan freshman Mark Gurman correctly predicted the release of Apple's iPad before Steve Jobs' announcement of the new hardware.

AP Photo by Paul Chinn | San Francisco Chronicle

The industry-focused website founded in 2007 averages nearly 1 million page views a day, the blog’s editor Seth Weintraub said. Weintraub hired Gurman as a reporter and his work for the publication earned him the title of “Best Apple Reporter in the World” from Business Insider.

According to the Crain’s report, Gurman is currently studying a wide range of subjects at U-M including calculus and communications, but has his sights set on attending the Ross School of Business next year.

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An Arborigine

Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 12:10 a.m.

He's a freshman at UM now and expects to attend the graduate school of business next year?

Ben Freed

Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 2:59 p.m.

The Ross School of Business refers to both the undergraduate and graduate programs.


Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 12:07 p.m.

They have an undergrad business program too.

Kai Petainen

Tue, Feb 19, 2013 : 9:27 p.m.

what a cool story! awesome stuff...