“Apple Computer Inc. could push out the introduction of the next-generation iPhone, which may put a damper on the NAND flash market in 2008, according to an analyst,” Mark LaPedus reports for EE Times.
“‘Although Samsung expects NAND fundamentals to hold and improve into CY08, our recent checks suggest that, due to a pushout in the introduction of such ‘killer applications’ as the second-generation iPhone from the March/April time frame to mid to late summer, demand for NAND in 1H08 could weaken more than expected,’ said Mehdi Hosseini, an analyst with Friedman Billings Ramsey & Co. Inc. (FBR), in a report,” LaPedus reports.
“Apple is also working on new iPods, which, in turn, could drive the NAND market in 2008,” LaPedus reports.
Full article here.
First off, Apple never promised a next-gen iPhone sooner than late 2008*, so Apple is not “pushing out” (delaying) the iPhone. Nice hyperbolic B.S. headline there, EE TImes: “IPhone delays to impact NAND in ’08.” It does wonders for your credibility. And, thanks for the next-gen iPhone prediction, Mr. Hosseini; especially your ultra-precise timeframe. Any random blue-vested circus freak trying to push Dells onto the mouthbreathers in Wal-Mart could have told us as much, thanks.
* “3G chipsets… are real power hogs. Most phones now have battery lives of 2 to 3 hours and that’s due to these very power-hungry 3G chipsets… [iPhone] has 8 hours of talktime life. That’s really important when you start to use the Internet and want to use the phone to listen to music. We’ve got to see the battery lives for 3G get back up into the 5+ hour range. Hopefully we’ll see that late next year.” – Apple CEO Steve Jobs introducing iPhone to the UK, September 18, 2007. [bold emphasis added by MacDailyNews]