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Re: Gauging the iPhone's Ripple Effect
Posted by: Jason Gertzen 2007-05-29 13:37:26
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The amazing Apple hype machine soon could help Sprint Nextel sell bunches of music-playing wireless phones. The debut of the much-heralded iPhone is thought to be imminent, though Apple and AT&T executives remain mum on the exact timing. Apple, which is making the device, and AT&T, which is providing the wireless network for the iPhone, are positioned to be the prime beneficiaries of the new product. However, other companies also are likely to reap the rewards of new business as consumer attention increasingly turns to handheld portable stereos that also can make calls.

Re: Gauging the iPhone's Ripple Effect
Posted by: jbelkin 2007-05-29 13:40:45 In reply to: Jason Gertzen
I think the other cell phones companies are in a huge shock and so are analysts. Is $500 more than $50 dollars, of course but clearly people are only buying them because they're $50 with "free" music playing - since as you point out, they don't bother to pay for advanced services because frankly, it's subpar. $500 is not Ferrari money - unless that guy needs a raise, it's a day at Disneyland for three - it's an anniversary dinner or a set of tires.
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