The rumor mills are buzzing about Apple
News agencies reported that Cingular, a joint venture between SBC Communications
This might seem like big news except for the fact that the Motorola/Apple musical phone idea was first introduced a full year ago -- I wrote about the agreement between the two companies way back in July 2004. Meanwhile, similar word about imminent launch surfaced last month. This piece of Apple has been chewed and chewed again as we all await a real product launch.
Of course, cell phones that include musical connectivity are a no-brainer in this day and age. Many companies have been talking about their plans to integrate such functions into their phones (admittedly, a development that many have supposed would threaten the ubiquity of Apple's iPods). Along those lines, several Foolish coworkers informed me that Palm's
Meanwhile, the rumor mills are spinning ever since Apple invited journalists to some kind of "event" on Sept. 7 when they will supposedly announce something big. Other rumors floating around the Internet have included the idea that Apple may release a flash-based iPod Mini.
One can hope that next week's announcement will reveal that Apple had something a little more cunning up its sleeve -- it seems to me that the cell phone news is a bit of a non-event, more than a year after the word originally hit the wires. For my own part, I would rather take today's seemingly recycled news headlines with a grain of salt and wait to see what Apple offers up on Sept. 7.
Alyce Lomax does not own shares of any of the companies mentioned.