Analyst on FOX said iPhone will dissapoint
if you think Iphone will do it all, said mistake #1 is on ATT's slow network and also said no replacable battery and lack of a keyboard is another pitfall. Basically said it will sell well for 2 months then when all the shortcommings are known sales will fall.
- 06-25-2007, 10:14 AM #2
No new news here
I'm neither pro/con iPhone but I'm really getting tired of these "so-called" ANALysts rehashing the same three issues. People have been saying this ever since the iPhone was announced. We'll know later this week whether any of the points are valid.
- 06-25-2007, 10:20 AM #3
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- 06-25-2007, 10:34 AM #5
For all the people accusing me of negativity, I never said it wont sell well. I did say it wont meet targets next year, but I said it would sell 3 million this year easily. This is a very brave analyst.
We all know no-one ever went bankrupt for ...
- 06-25-2007, 11:01 AM #6
- 06-25-2007, 11:32 AM #7
More analyst estimates:
The following table shows estimates for unit sales of the iPhone.
Company / Fiscal Year Ending Sept. 2007 / Fiscal Year Ending Sept. 2008
American Technology Research / 250,000 / **
Bear Stearns & Co. / 650,000 / **
Credit Suisse / 1.7 million / 12.3 million
Pacific Crest Securities / 800,000 / 4.8 million
Piper Jaffray & Co. / 1.2 million / 8 million
UBS AG / 950,000 / 8.1 million
Source: Analyst research reports
- 06-25-2007, 11:35 AM #8
Or if you're particularly confident in your own predictions and fancy a bet:
Certain outcomes are already fairly likely, BetUS says. Stock value is 1:2 likely to spike by 10 percent or more the next trading day. Odds are also 5:6 that the phone will sell 12 million units in 2008; these chances also carry over to the iPhone's sales in the first month, which BetUS claims are equally likely (5:6) to climb over or dip under 1.2 million units in July.
- 06-25-2007, 11:37 AM #9
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- 06-25-2007, 01:27 PM #11
E.g the HTC Vogue coming to Verizon, which is a basically a CDMA Touch with EVDO Rev A and GPS.
- 06-25-2007, 02:46 PM #13
Who cares what FOX said? Nancy Grace said the iPhone is the greatest thing that has happened to humanity since she came on cable TV. And Anderson Cooper said that when he has the iPhone strapped on his belt he will look like less of a tool. The girls from the View said they will replace their current phones, the *****, with the iPhone. Need I say more?
- 06-25-2007, 03:00 PM #14
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- 06-25-2007, 03:17 PM #16
Can you imagine buying a desktop computer and only being able to use it with one ISP? The whole way phones are connected to plans really sucks and is terrible for the consumer, especially as our phones become more and more powerful computers.
- 06-25-2007, 03:28 PM #17
- 06-25-2007, 03:32 PM #18iMore Intermediate
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True, but with all of the usual price-downs on phones from the plan providers and manufacturers, if all phones were able to be used on all systems then most phones would not have the discounts, or the ETFs would be astronomical. Also, every company would have to use the same system.
The way it is now, the cell phone provider who can make the great deals with the manufacturers can be the ones to get the customers. The phone is what gets the person on the network a lot of the time (probably most of the time).
- 06-25-2007, 03:36 PM #19
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- 06-25-2007, 04:10 PM #22
My dad used to love the old Macs (OS 8 and prior)...but he hadn't had new in many years. Then he up to a new one in the stores, and was baffled trying to do some simple things.
To my shock, he ended up going with an Windows XP PC...he said it was easier to him to use.
Not trying to start a raging debate, but there is a lot of variation in the word "intuitive".
I agree devices out of the box should be intutive and easy to use. iPods are a good example of this (assuming iTunes doesn't crash).
Phones should be intuitive too...Nokias are horrible...very hard to figure out...Moto's are decent, and Samsungs are very good.
The iPhone promises to be wonderful in this respect. I guess we will see.
- 06-25-2007, 04:17 PM #23
- 06-25-2007, 04:30 PM #24
Palm has not done a good job in that respect; I've owned nearly every Treo made, and didn't have a stable one until the 700WX, and even that is not as stable as I would like (but is rock solid compared to Palm OS).
I agree a phone should be easy to use out of the box, more so than other devices.
- 06-25-2007, 04:50 PM #25