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