JP Morgan's iPhone Nano report is rubbish
So says JP Morgan
Yesterday's report from JP Morgan that Apple is building some sort of slimline iPhone? It's been discredited. By JP Morgan.
On Monday, Reuters leaked news of a JP Morgan report that trumpeted the imminent arrival of a smaller, cheaper version of Apple's new-age smarphone. Kevin Chang, a JP Morgan analyst based in Taiwan, claimed that this super-svelte iPhone would be based on the iPod Nano - Apple's ultra-slim music player - citing unnamed people "in the supply chain" and an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office.
Now, less than twenty-four hours later, The Unofficial Apple Weblog has dug up a new JP Morgan report that calls Chang an idiot - roughly speaking. "One of our colleagues in Asia, Kevin Chang, published a note discussing his expectations for a low-end 'Nano' version of the iPhone," reads the new report, from a trio of New York-based JP Morgan analysts, Bill Shope, Elizabeth Borbolla, and Vlad Rom. "We caution that the potential for a low-end, subsidized phone from Apple seems unlikely in the near term."
The New York analysts say that they're unable to confirm the information Chang attributes to unnamed sources and that he's silly to put so much stock in an Apple patent filing. "Apple often publicly files patents that give little information on actual upcoming products," the report continues. They believe Apple will release a 3G version of the iPhone before any kind of nanolicious version. ®
I agree with a few of the posters above. I just skip the iPhone articles themselves, and move straight into the comments. It's more fun than I used to have reading the flame wars in IRC channels.
Chang has made an *unreasonable* extrapolation
Chang and his superiors should be *fired* for making such
extrapolatory leaps regarding Apple's product plans based
upon patent filings. As a holder of 13 patents and with 29
years of high tech experience I would *never* make any
conclusions about product plans based upon patent filings.
We technologists patent things all the time that are sometimes
used to exclude competitors rather than protect products
in the pipe.
Shame on J.P. Morgan for letting this junk report out.
What other *bad* advice is J.P. Morgan providing?
Y'know, I don't own an i-anything and am not interested in doing so. Not particularly interested in the technological or marketing gee-whizzes of the i-company either.
However, I do find these threads compelling reading and now I'm trying to work out whether it's compensation for not watching soap operas or analagous to watching monkeys flinging s*** at each other.
Thoroughly enjoyable anyway. Keep it up.