updated 11:50 am EDT, Fri June 3, 2005
WWDC iPods, iBooks
Banc of America Securities to introduce rumored 2-gigabyte and 4-gigabyte flash iPods. The event may also showcase the long-awaited iTunes-enabled cell phone from Motorola. "We do not see a video-enabled iPod at this event," Banc of America said. "Video content continues to be a challenge for Apple/iPod." The research firm said new flash products won't be enough to materially impact the stock. "While the iBook and eMac are due for a refresh, we don't think it will come at this event," Banc of America said. However, if new iBooks or eMacs debuted, the firm said they would have an impact on Apple's stock. "Comments on using x86 processors to materially lower systems cost" would also help boost Apple's stock, Banc of America said.