If the cream-worthy updates to the highly anticipated new iPhone are going to be GPS, 3G, an App Store and some UI tweeks, Apple is going to have some serious barriers in reaching it’s 10 million sold mark.
The more I see the possible feature set for the upcoming ANDROID phones, the more I realize Apple is going to be in a world of hurt. Granted, iPhones are pretty sweet. The interface is like butter. I can’t go back to regualr voicemail and being able to efficiently access my email and the web has been great, but Google is doing some great things with their open source ANDROID platforms. Check out these vids…
A few things Apple can do with the iPhone
- Release a slew of phones with varying features. Think Shuffle, Nano, Classic and Touch—the distinct line of iPods on the market. Each would have it’s own set of features and hardware feel.
- Allow developers more freedom with the code. ANDROID is open source for a reason. Developers are gonna eat it up.
- Subsidize the phone. Sell a model at $200 or less.
- Build a enterprise superphone and leverage your partnership with Microsoft for it’s Exchange product to compete with RIM’s Blackberry.