1. jakekey7338's Avatar
    We all love it, embrace it and have fun with it. The iPhone!

    i am doing some studying for a project. if you could leave your opinion as to why or why not you think the iphone is Unique!
    any thing is much appreciated!
    Thanks!
    Jake
    04-14-2010 03:26 PM
  2. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Well, I what I think is unique is how controlling apple is in regard to the user experience, they are relentless with standards and yet the phone is more popular than it's android counterparts.
    04-15-2010 01:55 PM
  3. whmurray's Avatar
    We all love it, embrace it and have fun with it. The iPhone!

    i am doing some studying for a project. if you could leave your opinion as to why or why not you think the iphone is Unique!
    any thing is much appreciated!
    Thanks!
    Jake
    Given that everyone is copying it, perhaps the hardware is no longer "unique." The success of the product program has no comparable.
    04-15-2010 03:26 PM
  4. Jerry-O's Avatar
    The iPhone is not unique anymore... there are many similar alternatives on different platforms (Nexus one, BB Storm, Palm Pre). They all have their differences, but overall they are all similar enough to remove the unique label.

    I agree with jsntrenkler that the operating model apple uses to control the user experience is unique and this is what makes it more popular (or less popular) with a given customer base.

    In general BB = Business users, Android = PC Geeks, iPhone = everyone else.

    Not knowing more about your project I dont know if the following applies, but if I was working on your question I would look at the product lifecycle modified for the iPhone concept

    Unique at release
    Copied by competitors / no longer unique
    In need of a product differentiation strategy
    Release new concept
    goto 10
    04-15-2010 04:38 PM
  5. iquinn's Avatar
    IMHO the iPhone is still very unique. There are many touch screen phones out there but none of them deliver the user experience that the iPhone does. Come this summer the iPhone will be even more unique as OS 4.0 is going to show the world a new way and in my opinion better way to handle muti-tasking. If it had not been for the iPhone the BB storm, Nexus One and all the other touch screen phone would not exist. It took Apple to show the world how a smartphone should work and what was possible on a mobile platform.
    04-15-2010 04:43 PM
  6. E Pow's Avatar
    The iphone was very unique in 2007 but in 2010 the uniqueness isnt as great anymore. Sure there were touch screen phones in the market before the iphone but the iphone kinda set a standard for an all touch screen phones. One thing the iphone is unique in is the user experience. I think the ease of moving around on the device is incredible. Like I said before; now that it is 2010 a lot of companies have caught up to Apple and some are providing some uniqueness of their own. The iphone to me is still the best phone but as far as being the hottest phone I think its surviving now a days solely on its name and popularity. Im sure come this summer Apple will create something amazing again.
    04-15-2010 05:11 PM
  7. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    The reason cloning people would not work is because no body respects a copy and not a perfect copy at that, the original person would always be better, well the iPhone is better then it's clones as a whole
    04-15-2010 06:16 PM
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