So when’s the last time you went to Think Secret? I haven’t been there in a while, but today they’re back in the spotlight for the following “rumor”…
The information, which comes from an unproven source, suggests that Apple will show off the new iPod tomorrow but will hold off on shipping the device until later in June when the iPhone ships.
Can anyone tell me why this would make ANY business sense at all?
iPhone sales are going to be limited from the start…why? Because of the 2 year contract that comes with them. Some people refuse to use At&t…others simply don’t have good coverage in the areas they may live, or are unwilling to pay the fees related to canceling their current contract with the provider they have now.
Also, the price is steep. I don’t think it’s TOO steep, but it is an investment. So why on earth would Apple release a widescreen iPod at the same time as the iPhone? A widescreen iPod would hurt iPhone sales…not to mention the fact that the much larger storage capacity of an iPod would make the iPhone’s 4 to 8 gigs seem kind of like a joke.
A widescreen iPod would devalue the iPhone. Apple is not a company that makes decisions like this. A new widescreen iPod being announced tomorrow – to NO press mind you, because there have been no invitations to an event of any kind given out – would be the bone head move of the year for Apple.
It simply will not happen.
At least, that’s my opinion on it. What do you think?