According to news reports, JP Morgan analyst Kevin Chang predicts that Apple will release a less-expensive iPhone based on the iPod nano. Not to be outdone, Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray suggests that Apple will release an iPod that offers the same touchscreen and gesture-based navigation as the iPhone.
No! Who woulda thunk it!?
Not the mainstream media, apparently, as these stories seem to be burning up the wires.
Talk about a sweet gig. I’ve got to get in on this analyst thing. In a bid to do just that, here are a few predictive tidbits for my brothers and sisters in Big Media (and the name is B, as in
; not g as in
, b & s’es of BM).
- As the 2008 election year approaches, greater numbers of Republican Senators will distance themselves from the President and the Iraq War!
- The percentage of hybrid vehicles released by auto manufacturers will increase in the next five years!
- Digital downloads of music and movies will continue to increase during the next year.
- In the coming year there will be earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes that, at the very least, prove to be an inconvenience!
- Cheese! There shall be cheese! Lots and lots of cheese!
- Analysts stating the perfectly obvious will continue to be paid for their work!
Sorry to harsh on those tasked with the job of peering into the future, but honestly…. In the two days after the iPhone’s unveiling I sat on half a dozen panels discussing the device and within seconds the subject of future iPods and iPhones bearing some semblance of this touchscreen interface were discussed as the obvious next step. It’s only now that the iPhone is released this is dawning on analysts?
Man, where do I sign up.