Reports that Apple's plans to ship a new iPod nano may have been delayed may not be reliable.

AppleInsider explains that comments last week by American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu, which sent Apple stock into a nose dive, may not be completely accurate.

Wu warned that Apple's new chip supplier, Samsung, may be facing some initial hurdles in developing a chip to run the device. Samsung is also attempting to develop the chip to demand as little power as possible, hopefully making for longer battery life.

However, AppleInsider reports that "over 90 per cent of the defects in the project are said to have been ironed out at this time."

The report concludes that it may be too early to say whether Apple will delay the anticipated August/September launch of the revised iPod nano.

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