Bookie puts $99 Apple TV odds at 1 in 3August 31, 2010: 4:29 PM ET
Better to put your money on a new iPhone 4, according to Bookmaker.com
Given that these guys runs an online craps table and are better known for giving odds on NFL games than high-tech product releases, take this with a grain of salt.
Here are the openings odds they were giving on Tuesday afternoon:
- The release of a revised version of the iPhone 4 +100 50%
- A new iPod Nano with a 3cm by 3cm touch screen +150 40%
- Apple TV priced at $99 +200 33%
- A new iPod touch +250 28%
The + number indicates the return on a $100 bet if you guess correctly. For example, if you put $100 down on a new iPhone 4 and Steve Jobs delivers, you'll walk away with $200. The same money placed on a new iPod touch could win you $350 -- your original $100 bet plus $250 in winnings.
Those numbers run counter to conventional wisdom among analysts and other Apple watchers. If I were a gambling man, I'd bet against the iPhone 4 and take those odds on the iPod touch.
UPDATE: Readers report that the odds have shifted considerably since they were originally posted.
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