Analyst: Next-gen Apple iPhone coming sometime between March to late summer 2008

“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]

23 Comments

  1. I have a much more accurate guess.
    The next model of iPhone will debut sometime between right now and a definite future date. I read this in some guy’s blog so it must be true.
    You’re welcome.

  2. Supposedly there are new low-power 3G chipsets in the pipeline somewhere. Apple may be waiting for something like that for the next iPhone.

    Almost a year to wait for the next iPhone? That’s an eternity in the Consumer Electronics world. I guess the iPhone is so far ahead of everything else, that it may not matter too much.

  3. This is the same kind of crap that idiot analyst Shawn Wu tried to pull last year with iPods. In late spring he speculates that updated iPods would be released in late summer. By late summer he says that Apple will miss the deadline even though the deadline was his creation.

  4. JakeTheSnake,

    Obviously, MDN publishes it to call attention to the idiocy contained within the report. And to entertain.

    It is always better to shine a spotlight on bias and idiocy. If MDN were to just ignore it, as you suggest, they risk people mistaking lies and stupidity for truth and insight.

    Now, as a matter of public record, this EE Times article’s headline has now been disputed and the time frame ridiculed and others can point to this MDN article refuting it.

    This is how it’s supposed to work. Ignoring things doesn’t work. No matter how little or how big: ask your grandparents how well ignoring Hitler worked for the world back in the late ’30’s – early 40’s.

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