A few days ago a story posted on BGR called my attention because of the amount of crap it brought. It featured Apple predictions for 2013 by a famous who Adnaan Ahmad, who works at a famous where Berenberg Capital.
First Ahmad defended an entry-level iPhone, saying that there was a market opportunity for such. Dude, the iOS6 runs as far back as the iPhone 3GS. It runs with way less features, for obvious reasons, but it’s there. And you know what? After the release of the iPhone 5, you can get an 8gb iPhone 4 for free. How’s that for entry-level price? If Apple is to invest on a cheaper iPhone that runs the current system, they’ll do that for the iPhone, not for a B version of the device just so it can cost less.
Then, the goes on about the iTV, the eternal rumor which I covered here. In a nutshell, it’s past obvious that they will release such product at some point. But there is some homework to be done until then. To predict every 6 months the eventual release of an obvious product isn’t news, it isn’t an analysis or prediction. It’s pure guessing.
Then, the most absurd of the three: an iOS-based MacBook Air. I even started writting about it when they posted this nes, but i stopped half-way because the idea was so preposterous that I didn’t even know where to start. However, today someone else addressed the issue. Tim Cook did, for Business Week.
“As you know, iOS and Mac OS are built on the same base. And Craig has always managed the common elements. And so this is a logical extension. Customers want iOS and Mac OS X to work together seamlessly, not to be the same, but to work together seamlessly.”
I think that Mr. Ahmad was actually referring to the Microsoft Surface when he predicted the iOS-based MacBook Air. Which by the way isn’t doing that well. Who wants to guess why?