» ‘Could’?

The Verge‘s James Vincent equivocating and playing with my fragile emotions on this subject. The headline says “Apple will” but the lede says:

Apple could release a new 4-inch iPhone next year that “resembles an upgraded iPhone 5S,” according to a report by respected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.


Oh, now it’s “could”?

Don’t screw with me, James. I’m a powder keg, waiting to go off.