I work in the 3G low-end market, designing phones for the 3G entry market (low cost). The presence of the iPhone is not yet a threat because it targets the 3G high-end market. The release of the iPhone in June 2007 has definitely muted the market place though. Nothing has been the same since then. I've had a question mark in my head for several weeks now. Is Apple about to release a low-cost iPhone? Everybody knows the success of the iPhone, but its marketshare is still a bit shy considering the entire mobile phone market. Or significant when taking a look to the smartphone market only. My thought is that Apple will definitely mark a step in the industry if it releases a 3G low-end phone. And this could come up sooner than expected...
If we have a look to the iPod story, we can see that Apple released a new product or version every year (see iPod timeline). I here make following analogy:
- the iPod classic is the high-end product in the music player market. As the iPhone is the high-end product in the mobile phone market.
- the iPod nano is the mid-end product, and the iPod shuffle the low-end product. There's no Apple product with such positioning in the mobile phone market yet.
- iPhone 2G was out June 2007
- iPhone 3G was out June 2008
- iPhone 'Nano' should come up June this year (maybe delayed by 3 to 6 months due to the financial crisis. Though Apple does not seem to be impacted at all by the crisis...)
- iPhone 'Shuffle' should come out June 2010
- What will these devices look like?
- Will they put a keyboard or some buttons like the iPod?
- Will they keep the touch-screen?
- Will it be 3G capable?
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