Well, we now know that the main news to come out of MacWorld was a new 17 inch MacBook Pro and a freshly DRM-free iTunes Music Store (and some software upgrades). What didn’t come out of MacWorld was an iPhone Nano.
Interestingly enough this was predicted to arrive before Christmas by none other than The Daily Mail newspaper in the UK.
I’m sure this has nothing to do with the fact that newpapers are now starting to tweek their headlines to appeal to search engine bots and tech news aggregators like TechMeme.
So I guess we can put the fact that the Mail made TechMeme with an unsourced, seven sentence story about how Apple would launch the iPhone ‘nano’ in time for Christmas, priced at £150 on a pay-as-you-go plan, down to wishful thinking.
Then again perhaps they read Charlie Brookers column titled “Online POKER marketing could spell the NAKED end of VIAGRA journalism as we LOHAN know it” and ran with it?