Monday, April 30, 2007 at 10:34 AM | Posted by kazouz
Let’s talk about the iPhone. I believe that if the iPhone is manufactured properly, and the operating system functions flawlessly, Apple will double its company size within five years. There are some major hurdles that Apple must overcome before delivering the product on time.
First, as I stated, it’s important that Apple ensures a quality product that functions flawlessly.
Second, Apple must continually update the applications and its OS to provide up-to-date cutting-edge software.
Third, the phone has to work. All the marketing, PR and advertising in the world can not sell this phone to the masses if its flawed. Once word gets out that the battery is weak or the phone disconnects calls, the bad news travels like wildfire, negatively affecting sales.
Fourth, don’t mess it up. When I sat in the auditorium during the introductory keynote, Jobs used the phone without a single blip. Everything worked as he showed. Every feature functioned as promised. If Apple delivers a phone that works as simple for us as it did for Steve, we’re good.
Fifth, make it durable. People use their phones. I can’t count how many times I have accidentally dropped mine. If the phone is durable, then you can market it to everyone from business professionals to teens.
So in conclusion, Apple, take your time. If the phone is taking more time than originally thought, which is clearly the case since you’ve pulled some Leopard developers onto the project, then get it right. It’s not worth delivering a product on time that isn’t complete or has flaws. We’re all willing to wait for a phone that gets rave reviews and show off to our friends, and watch the stock climb. But you can only do this by repeating what you have done in the past…by delivering a great product.
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