Analyst Wu: Apple ‘iPhone’ finally ready for production

“Analysts for American Technology Research on Tuesday encourage investors to get aggressive in purchasing shares of Apple Computer prior to the launch of the company’s much rumored iPod cell phone, which it says is likely to revolutionize the handset industry,” AppleInsider reports. “‘Our research indicates that an Apple-designed smart phone has moved from concept to prototype and recently has progressed to near completion as a production unit,’ analyst Shaw Wu told clients in a research note on Tuesday. ‘We believe this smart phone has been in development for over 12 months and has overcome substantial challenges including design, interference, battery life and other technical glitches.'”

AppleInsider reports, “Pointing to the existing smart phone market, Wu noted the challenges companies face when trying to produce a converged product of high quality. However, he said Apple chief executive Steve Jobs ‘is finally satisfied with the end product Apple engineers have produced in terms of quality and the right blend of cell phone and portable media player.'”

AppleInsider reports, “Given Jobs’ previous track record, the analyst said he has the utmost confidence the Apple branded cell phone, which he says will conform to a sleek candy bar form factor, will meet the highest of standards with ‘no exception.'”

“‘Clearly, we would like to share more detail as we have conducted extensive work on the product pipeline, but for now, here is what we will convey,’ Wu wrote. ‘The design will be an iPod nano-like candy bar form factor and come in three colors (we are not certain of the exact colors but we suspect black, white and platinum, similar to Apple’s current color scheme of iPods and Macs),'” AppleInsider reports.

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  1. ARrgh! these freaken analysts piss me off!
    They make the wildest claims.
    They should say at the end of each sentance “and I base this on no real evidence whatsoever.
    THE INVITATION SAYS “its showtime” hmm maybe movies on itms duh

    they really need to make claims that make sense. An Iphone will come, just be patient

  2. This would be soooo cool. I’ve fullfilled my contract obligations with Sprint so I can change to a new provider any time now.

    Having said this I’m still skeptical about Apple releasing an phone.

  3. I have a Chocolate phone and it was so bad I gave it to my 12 year old son. He tried it and became so frustrated he asked for his old Firefly back. It has to be one of the worst tech purchases I’ve ever made. Verizon is just out to rip people off via the $2 song sales. Funny thing is that the device/software is so bad that few people will even bother.

    Verizon get out of the software business…you suck at it.

  4. If the iPhone comes we’ll know about it months before we can buy it. All phones need to get FCC approval, and the submissions to the FCC are public, so it will show up on a site like phonescoop before its released.

  5. Mr. Peabody: I have a hunch it’s going to work only with Cingular, and maybe T-Mobile, on account of the GSM technology both networks use, and which happens to be the network of choice internationally, with a few exceptions. If AAPL wants the market to be more than the US, they gotta go with GSM (SIM card) technology. Plus, that lets folks who already have a GSM phone simply put their old SIM card into their new iPhone, and voila, instant update.

  6. Everyone knows that Apples are better for you than chocolate.

    more features, bigger storage, and easier to use too. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  7. I don’t doubt that they are working on some sort of iPhone device, but I have to agree with what reader “Linux Guy Mac Prodigal Son” (sorry if I butchered your name!) has been suggesting, which is that it won’t be an actual phone but some type of iPod that becomes the interface for a phone. That way, they’ll do what they’re best at, helping the user interface with the info, but they can stay away from having to design the actual phone and perhaps, depending on how it’s done, not having to bother with dealing with providers and networks. I believe they will essentially be creating a new market and changing the face of communication as we know it.

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