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Apple's iPhone Doomed to Failure
Thursday, December 7th, 2006 at 10:20 AM - by
Apple's rumored cell phone isn't even a real product yet, but that's not stopping some pundits from declaring it a failure. Michael Kanellos writing for CNET News describes the iPhone as a smart phone similar to a BlackBerry, and states "it will largely fail."
Mr. Kanellos claims that the iPod is a one-shot wonder and that Apple can't produce a similar success story with other products. Most people, he says, assume an Apple phone will succeed because the iPod has done so well - a conclusion he thinks is flawed.
When the iPod was unveiled, it addressed design issues in the MP3 players of the time. It offered better storage, smaller size, and a good interface. Mr. Kanellos states "Unfortunately for Apple, problems like that don't exist in the handset business. Cell phones aren't clunky, inadequate devices. Instead, they are pretty good. Really good."
In essence, Apple is trying to improve on a market that doesn't need any improving.
But proclaiming an unannounced product dead on arrival may be jumping the gun just a bit. So far, there are only rumors and speculation pointing to an Apple-branded cell phone/iPod product. With Macworld Expo 2007 only a few weeks away, we'll have to wait and see what Apple surprises us with.Thanks to MacDailyNews for the heads up.
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