Saturday, March 03, 2007 at 06:01 PM | Posted by kazouz
There has been so much hype about the iPhone, however some people are skeptical of its potential success, questioning its high price point.
If you are a skeptic, this article is for you. If you believe in the iPhone’s success, this will help support your argument to your peers who might be skeptics.
First, several analysts are backing the iPhone saying it is poised for success. Although I don’t put much credence in what analysts always say, even they may not see why the iPhone is poised for such success.
It’s quite simple really.
The answer came from Steve Jobs’ keynote speech on January 9th. Unlike its competitors, the iPhone is not is not limited by its keyboard or number pad. Those keyboards are software based—the most important feature in the iPhone. This allows the iPhone to be any phone it wants to be. It allows complete customization of the user experience. Using simple software updates, the iPhone can become ‘brand new’ again. Just as Mac and PC users update their system software and install new applications, the iPhone has the same capabilities. Add the innovation of Apple’s engineers, and you have a recipe for success.
In the Spring, Apple will release Mac OS X 10.5, Leopard. So many Mac users are anxious for this update because it promises to breathe new life into their old Macs. This will be true for iPhone users as well. unlike those smartphones with static keyboards and number pads, Apple has made the entire user interface software based, and thus, fully customizable.
So it is clear to see why many people are underestimating the potential success of the iPhone.