iPhone 4G will steal 2010
Posted by David Liu on May 3, 2010 in Business Start Up Advice, Business Technology, Internet Marketing, Phone Systems, Social Networking [ 4 Comments ]
Even with Android’s growth, the iPhone 4G should still outsell any smartphone model on the market. No other phone has been as anticipated, and no other company could have withstood the same type of negative backlash as the people at Apple.
The poster child for the current mobile technology revolution has been called names, made fun of, and chided by the likes of everyday bloggers to Jon Stewart on Comedy Central for the recent raid of Gizmodo editor Jason Chen’s home.
Even so, YouTube continues to be flooded by developer videos showing off the new operating system, and the blogosphere has continued to cover new features despite the negativity. As the iPad has showed, anything Apple produces, even if it doesn’t yet have a specific practical use, has a loyal market waiting for it.
What will likely help the newest iPhone, which is set to be released in June, is that multiple carriers are supposedly waiting to carry the product as well. If Verizon or even Sprint can manage to carry the handset before year’s end, then Android’s new market shares will likely decrease as quickly as they rose.
Android’s rise has been largely dependent on the number of smartphones that have flooded the market from every single large carrier. By increasing their brand awareness, Google managed to turn a still-young and developing operating system into a household name within a relatively short period of time.
While Android’s marketing plan may have worked, the overall consumer satisfaction over the operating system still varies depending on the handset as well as the number of apps that currently work on that device. Apple’s main advantage, besides the iconic brand name, is in its wide selection of apps. While Android has increased its marketplace selection exponentially over its first year, Apple’s App Store still boasts more applications for download than all of its competitors combined.
With the highly anticipated release of the new iPhone coming in June, Apple’s decision to forgo support for the first two generations of their phones has seemingly helped instead of hurt their sales expectations, since anyone hoping to use their new operating system will either have to upgrade or settle for a slower, unsupported model.