Shaw Wu, an analyst from American Technology Research and Apple fortune teller, is predicting cheaper iPhones in the future. Specifically, he knows: "lower cost iPhone prototypes for release at unspecified future dates."
Obviously. This post isn't 'bout that. Let's talk about Shaw.
He has a 4/5 rating from Yahoo! Finance, and Macrumors tracks him at about a 50% hit ratio. He's often right, with great foresight, but this prediction is vague and obvious. Maybe he knows more, and can't say anything. He reminds me of this uncle I had that got rich on the stock market during the bubble, and who would whisper inane secrets in my ear like "Psst, buy Microsoft!" But maybe
he knows more.
So, here's my prediction list of Shaw Wu's 2007 prediction list:
•6th-generation iPods due before end of Q3 2007. Or Q4. 2008. Will be offered in white and black.
•iPhone 2 coming in 2008. Will be sleeker, more nano-like. Will have a 12GB and 16GB model, or at least more storage than the 8GB version. Unless it doesn't.
Just kidding. Come on dude, hit us with some specifics, like when you dropped the MacBook moniker on us out of nowhere. Now, that was awesome.
[UPDATE: Apologies to the very Nice Mr Shaw Wu, who was nice enough to clear things up with his prediction, and we talked about this piece being too personal. I totally agree, in hindsight, and I have made some changes.]
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