Philip Elmer-DeWitt debunks the latest round of “confirmation” of an Apple-branded TV set:
What none of these reporters mentioned (or apparently bothered to
consider) is that Gou — whose factories assemble 40% of the
world’s electronic devices — is one of the industry’s most
secretive executives. He is privy to the future product plans of
the most valuable electronics brands — not just Apple, but also
Sony, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and the rest. He is trusted by
his business partners because he never leaks their secrets.
Given how jealously Apple guards its own secrets, and how
relentlessly it pursues those who spill them, what are the chances
that Gou would say anything — ever — about an unannounced Apple
product, real or imagined?
I’d say, nil.
Exactly. Too many people don’t even think before regurgitating this stuff.