Here's One Theory For Why So Many Tech Gurus Were So Laughably Wrong About The iPhone 5...

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Ryan Tate at Gawker has a hilarious post up featuring examples of the dozens of tech reporters and pundits who were laughably wrong about Apple’s latest iPhone.Here’s a sample:

  • A leaked web page of new iPhone cases supposedly showed “the iPhone 5 to have radical new design.” The design was, in reality, unchanged from iPhone 4. [Boy Genius Report]
  • “The design of the phone is set to radically change… there are strong indications that Apple will surprise a public that’s expecting a bump more along the lines of the 3G to 3GS.” [This Is My Next]

Head over to Gawker for the rest. They’re lots of fun.

Anyway, every Apple product launch is accompanied by dozens of reports and rumours, many of which prove to be inaccurate. But this one seems to have featured a lot more comically inaccurate reports than most.


Well, one reason might be that there was so much time between iPhones that folks had extra time to speculate and rumour-monger.

But another reason—one that should be more cheering to the Apple faithful—might be this:

Maybe Apple is still hard at work on the iPhone 5.

Not the faux-iPhone 5—the iPhone 4S, which launched today—but the real iPhone 5. Maybe Apple has been developing these two phones at the same time, with the 4S to be released now, for the holiday season, and the 5 to be released, say, next summer. And maybe leaks from the both phone supply chains have been filtering into the market-place only to be conflated by tech-gurus into the product launch we just saw. And maybe a lot of the awesome rumoured features of the iPhone 5—the wicked-cool big screen, etc.—will in fact be in the iPhone 5.

So maybe you should skip the iPhone 4S and wait for the 5!

Just a thought…

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