The Allies thing may be because Apocalypse is getting folded into the core rulebook similar to the "Legendary Battles" (?) rules in the WHFB book. I could see that since a lot of their recent Apoc stuff has had "safe for regular 40K games" labels in it.
I could see a lot of this being semi-true but it's been filtered through so many people it's unrecognizable as what's actually in the rules. I'm speaking of the rules parts, the fluff part is utter rubbish that some 8 year-old made up.
Strange, but not a Stranger.