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Analyst: iPhone’s multi-touch basis of Apple ‘mega-platform’

UBS analyst Ben Reitzes believes Apple is planning a “mega-platform” based on the iPhone’s multi-touch display technology, and sees the company introducing new iPods and Macs that utilize the advanced interface. The analyst said Apple could begin selling other new products with multi-touch technology as early as 2008. “We expect multi-touch to be prevalent in Apple’s major hardware products within three to five years—making its way into touch-screen Macs next year,” Reitzes told clients today. “We also expect new touch-screen video iPods, ultra portables, more phones and possibly even TVs in the future.”

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Sorry, but am I alone in thinking that these analysts just recycle rumours from the internet and pass them off as ‘serious research’? Meh.

Posted by Morty on March 13, 2007 at 12:36 PM (CDT)


Hell no you’re not.

It’s obvious Ben Reitzes just ran through the usual suspects and compiled a list of all the rumors, gossip, innuendo and sheer common sense into a single report. 

“Apple will use their thoroughly-patented Multi-touch interface on more than the iPhone,” WOW!

“Apple will create more than one iPhone sometime in the future,” GOLLY GEE!

“Apple will create a touchscreen video iPod,” OH, DON’T STOP, BEN!

Posted by MacVicta on March 13, 2007 at 12:46 PM (CDT)


if you need an analyst here in spain, i’m your man

Posted by gonzalo on March 13, 2007 at 12:59 PM (CDT)


Seriously, who pays these people?

Actually, it kind of makes sense. If you’re a bloated 75-year-old CEO of some random company, of COURSE you’re going to pay some young hotshot a half million a year to give you the scoop on electronics. Those guys barely know how computers work, let alone how to surf a website. These people basically act as content aggregators for the rich elderly.

Posted by Multimoog on March 13, 2007 at 2:35 PM (CDT)


I think all articles that consist of this kind of double-recycling (rendering the analyst-recycled non-news news again) should be well labeled as this one is, with a clear and unmissable signifier that tells us we can skip it without wasting much attention.

Posted by Bad Beaver on March 13, 2007 at 3:34 PM (CDT)


Who would want to get up and touch their TV?

Posted by rampal on March 13, 2007 at 9:23 PM (CDT)


“Who would want to get up and touch their TV?”

No one. Obviously multi-touch iPod and/or iPhone is the remote for iTV or whatever the heck they decide to brand it.

Posted by Surf Monkey on March 13, 2007 at 10:15 PM (CDT)



Posted by Bad Beaver on March 14, 2007 at 5:31 AM (CDT)

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