Apple could create a smartphone, if it wanted
Check out this CNET headline: Motorola CEO: Apple 'to build a smart phone'. Note the weasel quotes. The article isn't headlined "Motorola CEO: Apple to build a smart phone", because they know that's not what he meant, but they wrote the article anyway. The money quote is:
And we know that they are going to build a smart phone--it's only a matter of timeThomas Ricker of Engadget uses a different tactic to report this non-story, Did Zander just confirm the Apple iPhone?. When a writer resorts to that kind of headline, you know the answer is "No". He pushes his luck even further with the smoothly meaningless:
Now sound-bite Ed appears to confirm the much speculated Apple iPhoneAppears to, but doesn't.