Will iPhone revolutionize the mobile market?

Will iPhone revolutionize the mobile market?

Summary: Video: On Thursday I went with our video crew to Macworld Expo to get some perspectives on whether the iPhone will revolutionize or reinvent the phone as Steve Jobs predicted in his keynote. We talk to some show attendees and Apple watcher Tim Bajarin, president of market analyst firm Creative Strategies, who offers his analysis after spending some time using the iPhone, which won't get into users' hands until June via Cingular, according to Apple.

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Video: On Thursday I went with our video crew to Macworld Expo to get some perspectives on whether the iPhone will revolutionize or reinvent the phone as Steve Jobs predicted in his keynote. We talk to some show attendees and Apple watcher Tim Bajarin, president of market analyst firm Creative Strategies, who offers his analysis after spending some time using the iPhone, which won't get into users' hands until June via Cingular, according to Apple. 

 
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  • Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.

    Steve Jobs said that and Apple is certainly moving forward aggressively.
    I predict tough years ahead for a lot of Apple's competitors.
    Mikael_z
  • Already started?

    Tim is right, the first iPod (which was also expensive) catered mainly to the early adopters who already knew about DAPs, and mp3. This iPhones looks to follow the same trail - price will eventually fall, more features will be easily added with firmware updates (3G etc), the accessory partners already in place will push out thousands of accessories (Mobil keyboards, bluetooth headsets, pens etc). Add to that Jobs is excited about it, relating it to the original Mac and iPod and the way they revolutionized the market. Good times ahead.
    dave95.
  • Oh, to be a fly on the wall

    Oh, to be a fly on the wall of the boardrooms of the biggest player's in the mobile
    phone markets last week, or in the weeks to come.

    The iPhone revolution has already started as thousands of minds tackle the problem
    of how they are going to counter and compete with this new device.
    Len Rooney
    • Yeah, this is what they are saying

      A. It's got a touchscreen!!
      B. So does ours.

      A. Oh, but it uses a computer OS!!!
      B. So does ours except you can't actually install any programs on the iPhone and you can with ours.

      A. Oh, but you can resize a picture with 2 fingers on the iPhone!!!!1!!1one!11
      B. OH MY GOD, YOU ARE RIGHT, I MUST SELL ALL MY SHARES!!!!!


      I mean seriously, for this to be a revolutionary product, it has to actually do something good that no other product can do. There is [b]nothing[/b] in the iPhone that hasn't been available for less from others for years... except for the ludicrous restrictions (can't install programs, can't change the battery, etc.).

      Apple did well with the iPod, not because it was a better product (it wasn't and still isn't) but because it was (and still is) competing against MP3 manufacturers who have [b]no[/b] clue how to market to consumers. The cell phone industry is [b]very[/b] different. Ask yourself when was the last time you saw an advertisement for a non iPod MP3 player. Now ask yourself when was the last time you saw an advertisement for a non iPhone smartphone? See the difference?
      NonZealot
      • Whatever NZ

        You don't like the iPhone, you don't like Apple, that's ok. I don't have time to argue
        with you nor to explain, but I already know that iPhone is going to be a huge hit with
        consumers. To me, it's just obvious. You are welcome to tell me I'm wrong a year
        from now.

        Cheers.
        Len Rooney
        • Just like a good Mac cultist!!

          [i]I already know that iPhone is going to be a huge hit with
          consumers. To me, it's just obvious.[/i]

          Slow down with the Kool-aid partner, I think you are overdosing!! I'll make you a promise though: the first time I look at a picture on my current cell phone and find myself wishing that I could resize it with 2 fingers, I'll buy an iPhone and help it along its way to becoming a huge hit with the billions of others who have always wanted to resize pictures on their cell phones with 2 fingers!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! :)
          NonZealot
  • Why the iPhone will fail

    1. Just another "me too" device (offers nothing new other than ridiculous restrictions like: can't install new programs on it and can't replace the battery)

    2. Whereas the iPod slid into a market with no competition, the smartphone market actually has competent marketers in it. Unlike the iPod, Apple won't be able to take an inferior product (iPod is inferior to all other MP3 players) and win through marketing.

    3. Apple has [b]never[/b] successfully partnered with anyone... ever. Apple did okay with iPod because there was no partnership to collapse. Apple will get pissed off at Cingular and poof, there goes the iPhone.
    NonZealot
    • Companies have had success before with...

      ...inferior products. Look at Micro$oft. :-p
      Mikael_z
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