Those of us who have been following Apple for a few years know just how the company tends to look upon things like this, and it’s not with a big smile. But regardless of what will happen between Sharp and Apple, it’s the Reuters article I would like to talk a little bit about.
Here are some quotes lifted from their article, with my comment underneath:
Japan’s Sharp Corp. will start shipping screens destined for a new Apple iPhone that is widely expected to be released in October ahead of the pre-Christmas shopping season.
The headline alone is enough to make one scratch ones head. “Widely expected” as in that all the rumor mongers in the Apple-sphere are salivating over the prospect or that people are actually expecting the next iPhone to be released in October? We might never know…
He declined to give a more specific date for shipments beyond this month.
Probably because Mr. Okuda felt he had burnt enough bridges for one day.
Sharp does not comment on its relationship with Apple, but the screens set to start shipping in August are widely known to be headed for the new iPhone.
Again with the “widely known”. Am I amnesic or didn’t Mr. Okuda just say this? Is it already widely known by the time this article was published? The mind boggles…
Apple is equipping the next iPhone with a larger screen after Samsung Electronics unveiled its latest Galaxy smartphone with a 4.8-inch touch-screen.
Um, what? Might I ask for how you know this, given that you present it as fact and not as speculation? Call me silly, but I rather like to have this little thing called “evidence” and “proof”. Heck, even saying you heard this from your sources would have been better!
Samsung and Apple on Tuesday faced off at the start of a high-stakes patent trial, where Apple has accused Samsung of stealing iPhone features like scrolling and multi-touch.
Which has what to do with this article, exactly?