American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu has told investors that he believes Apple will launch its long-rumored iPod phone sometime next year, reports Macworld UK. “The design will be an iPod nano-like ‘candy bar form factor’ and come in three colours (black, white, and platinum), the analyst explained. ‘We believe that Steve Jobs is finally satisfied with the end product Apple engineers have produced in terms of quality and the right blend of phone and portable media player – and we are confident given his previous record of very high standards that this will be no exception,’ he added.”