ThinkSecret in December 2003, said it had confirmed that “Apple will announce the new pocket-size iPods in a number of capacities and in various colors, including stripes,” the site claimed. Prices were expected to fall to $100. Apple did ship the colored iPod nano, but the price was $250, just fifty bucks less than standard pricing.
The ‘failed’ iPhone
Apple’s never had it easy with iPhone. Since day one the company has faced intense criticism and cutthroat competition. Palm’s then boss, Ed Colligan, pointed out: “We’ve learned and struggled for a few years here figuring out how to make a decent phone. PC guys are not going to just figure this out. They’re not going to just walk in.” They got it wrong and Apple’s now the world’s leading smartphone brand.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this small sampling of failed speculations. We’d love to read more, so if you can recall any please note them down in comments below.
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