"Person familiar with the matter"

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stewart715, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. stewart715 macrumors 6502

    Oct 2, 2008
    If the WSJ's "person familiar with the matter" turns out to be wrong about the 800 things he or she has said in the past week, they better hide out in a bungalow somewhere.

    The WSJ must be very confident in this "person" to write a dozen or so front page articles with his or her information, right?
  2. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Oct 21, 2008
    I'm sure it's not the same person they're referring to in every article.

    "Person familiar with the matter" is just a go-to reference when the source requests anonymity.
  3. rasputinj macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2007
    WSJ is one of the preferred places Apple likes to leak things to. If you also look at the fact that Verizon has changed their New Ever Two to 13 months also seems to be an indication that Verizon is getting the phone.
  4. Geckotek macrumors G3


    Jul 22, 2008
    You must not read/listen to the news often. It's an extremely common phrase.
  5. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2008
    I just need to get an online stock trading account set up before Tuesday. If it turns out that it isn't a Verizon iPhone, Apple's stock will plummet. It would be the perfect opportunity for me to get in on the action before it climbs back up :D

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