AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson told a group earlier this week that Apple’s going to introduce an iPhone with 3G networking “next year”. Lots of people are making a big deal out of this, especially Cringely, who spins an entire column around the idea that it was a deliberate leak on Stephenson’s part to “send a $1 billion message” to Apple and dampen holiday iPhone sales. Cringely’s entire argument hinges on the idea that this guy couldn’t be that stupid. I say, yes, he probably is that stupid.
And as Erica Sadun noted, it’s not exactly a state secret. Some guy named Steve Jobs said the same thing back in September.
★ Sunday, 2 December 2007