Claim Chowder: Peter Misek, Jefferies Analyst

Philip Elmer-DeWitt, on a client note from Peter Misek back in December 2012:

He expects the iPhone 5S (“new super HD camera/screen, a better battery and near field communications”) to ship in June or July, and says that several iPhone 6 prototypes are reported to be floating around.

Not sure about “super HD” but the camera and battery are improved — but neither of those were hard to predict. Everything else: wrong. The display is unchanged, Apple still hasn’t touched NFC, and it didn’t ship in June or July. And if by “super HD” he means something greater than 1080p video, like 4K, then he was wrong on the camera too.

Good job, Peter Misek. (He also predicted a “TV event” hosted by Apple for March.)

Tuesday, 17 September 2013