Ok, I’ve read enough crap today from shoddy, misleading headlines to make my head spin. I have to say, I’m getting sick of the negativity toward the iPhone. Even from other Apple sites. The device isn’t out yet. Until it’s out, we don’t know if it’s going to be good or bad, and we don’t know if it’s going to be a success.
If the thing does what they say it will do, I think it will be an industry changing device. If it doesn’t, it’ll be the next Newton. Plain and simple. I’m holding off judgement until I can actually use the thing…I wish others would do the same.
Today, a report was issued that based on a Poll of 1,300 people, 6% of them said they would be willing to buy the iPhone. So you can read headlines all over the web about how “most people won’t buy the iPhone” and “ONLY 6% are interested in the iPhone”.
Here’s a small excerpt from the Macworld Article that everyone seems to be skipping:
“While 6% may appear low for a high-profile product launch, it actually may actually be very strong for the cell phone market,” reads a statement offered by the firm. “The highly successful Motorola RAZR after its launch in 2004 achieved a 6% market share at its peak.”
Bottom line, when taken in perspective, 6% is actually a good number. Especially when you consider the price of this first generation iPhone. Will it be a success? I don’t know. Do I THINK it will? That depends on if it delivers on its promised…but I can tell you for sure, that I’ll be there in June to find out.