Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Yet Again Analyst and Pundits Fails To Understand iPhone

Eric Zeman:
A year ago, the iPhone had no real competition when it came to touch-enabled devices. Now, there are alternatives from companies such as Samsung, HTC, and LG. Other companies (RIM (NSDQ: RIMM) and Nokia (NYSE: NOK)) are said to have touch-based devices in the works. Reports suggest that both RIM and Nokia will have their own touch phones available by the end of the summer.

Analyst, pundits and competitors seem to narrowly focus on the 'touch-enabled' feature of the iPhone. So narrowly that any device that is 'touch-enabled' is automatically labeled as "iPhone killer".

Leaving aside analysts and pundits, who make a living by manufacturing screaming headlines, it is unfortunate that iPhone's would be competitors are missing the point about the iPhone, in particular, and Apple, in general.

iPhone is about design. Design that focuses on Human Interface. From its pretty looks to its size to its software and even its packaging.

Mr. Zeman ends his article with:
So why the cautionary advice about the iPhone? Because it is more computer than phone. Computers bring with them more complexity, more issues, more places for things to go "wrong".

I wonder if Mr. Zeman can point out which cellphone is not like a computer?

From day one, cellphones were computers.

From The Macalope.