Tuesday, June 19, 2007

iPod: Dream Phone or Dream On?

Two differing viewpoints on the iPhone presented by Advertising Age:

Why the iPhone will be a Big Success
Why? Because it looks great, because it is made by Apple, because its high price point will prove an asset while it's being targeted at affluent influencers, because it'll be a badge of honor, because it epitomizes an increasingly mobile world. Because, in short, it will inspire irrational consumer lust.
Why the iPhone will Fail
. . . An iPod is a divergence device; an iPhone is a convergence device. There's a big difference between the two. . . In the high-tech world, divergence devices have been spectacular successes. But convergence devices, for the most part, have been spectacular failures.

What do I think? I wrote what I thought when news broke of the iPhone in January 2007. I do not see any changes to be made yet:
... I am holding out for the virtual housekeeper, aromatheraphy module, GPS and HDTV! Oh, and the USB direct brain connection.
What do you think?

What do you want on your handheld communication device? Taser? Kid tracker? Biofeedback? Do not be shy.


Kate said...

Ok, while I'm not the brightest bulb in the box, I did manage to follow your first paragraph on the why the iPhone will succeed.

The second paragraph? You lost me. All that geek speak tells me nothing.

IMHO, the iPhone's failure will be due to its high price point and its current exclusivity with a cell company whose reputation for coverage is less than stellar.

CyberCelt said...

@kate-The links in the posts take you to the complete articles. I just posted the quotes to entice you to read further. Seems like all I did was confuse you. I am sorry. Thanks for stopping by.

pregnant said...

i got a bit confused too.. but after understanding that i should follow the links I could see your point.


CyberCelt said...

@pregnant-Sometimes I forget that other people read my blog. LOL


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