Motorola and Apple Collaborating on PhonePod?

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Date: Tuesday, November 30th, 2004, 09:20
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Applele hiPod R2Remember that great iPod/phone prototype from Applele (pictured at right) that we posted on 04 November? Well, a PhonePod may not be as far off as originally thought. A source writes to us about a rumored collaboration with Motorola to produce a iPod-based phone.

I just received word from a source/friend, that is very close to Motorola, that Apple just inked a deal with Motorola to jointly produce a motoPod. The assumption is that this will be a telephone base iPod using Motorola’s technology, however, I have no information to confirm that. My friend is fully aware of my obsession with Apple products and that is why he shared this information with me. I am wondering if this speaks to the recent discussions regarding Apple’s large purchase of flash chips for use in an upcoming iPod.

Please note that this claim is unconfirmed and should be treated as such. Based on Steve Jobs’s comments about hating PDAs, we don’t believe that Apple will ever produce a mobile phone. Can you think of a good business case for an Apple phone? Will the iPod madness ever stop?

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Analysts Upgrade AAPL, Piper Jaffray Raises Target to US$100

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Date: Tuesday, November 30th, 2004, 08:09
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Two analysts raised their target prices for APPLE COMPUTER INC. (68.57, up 4.11 @ 9:42 a.m. EST) shares, citing strong sales for iPod digital music players. The shares have been trading at four-year highs over the past week after a Piper Jaffray analyst nearly doubled his 12-month price target on the stock to $100. Now, Merrill Lynch raised its price target for Apple shares to $78 from $61, saying iPod sales may grow as the product line is expanded. UBS also raised its price target to $77 from $66. UBS analyst Ben Reitzes wrote in a research note, “We believe higher-margin Photo iPods and Minis are selling very well, along with iMacs and accessories, and expect momentum to continue.” (Information provided by Reuters)

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This Thing is Built Like a MacTruck

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Date: Tuesday, November 30th, 2004, 08:51
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MacTruckSometimes you need a case that will protect your PowerBook from the daily commute, sometimes you need one that looks fashionable so that you can impress clients and other times you need a case that is virtually indestructable. To protect your PowerBook from the most severe punishment and handling you need a case that wraps your machine in a full-metal body armour that can stop a 22-caliber round fired at close range.

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