Yea! The iPhone is being released! Do I really need it?
Yesterday Apple, Inc. unveiled after 16 months between iPhone releases the iPhone 4S.
I was thinking what the “S” stands for.. could it be “sucker” or “scam”? I think it’s a bit of both. I think it stands for “Siri” for the must have feature of “voice activated commands”. ooh.. Since I can’t type straight.. now I show how bad my grammar is as I learn a whole set of voice activated commands!
I think the only winner of this release of the next generation of the iPhone series is Sprint (#1) and Verizon (#2). Why? Now it’s a 3 way game between AT&T, Verizon and Sprint for the same customers.. Unlimited data issue anyone?
Physically, there is no change in the way the iPhone 4S appears.. Price is standard $199 and $299 for 16 and 32 GB respectively. Battery life is better (hopefully), and it has a faster processor with a better camera. And I forgot the introduction of the main feature voice activated commands (SIRI)..
I still don’t see myself getting this latest gadget.. I’m pretty happy with my 3GS which still works fine after a few years on the T network.
I love my 3GS.. It basically does what I want it to do.. Make phone calls and play “Angry Birds”.
In my household, I know that there will be at least one teenager that has pleaded/conned/convinced her Dad that she HAS to “pre-order” the 4GS on the VZ (“can you hear me now”) network. Of course last year.. the same child couldn’t live without her BBM on her precious Blackberry. So I’m taking this with a grain of salt.
I personally use both the 3GS for personal and business, and the iPhone 4 is hands down the winner here. Yet I still ask.. Do I really need the iPhone 4GS?
So I am going to ask you.. Are you buying the iPhone 4S to replace your iPhone 4 which I’m sure many of you are still under contract for??
Over the past few days, I’ve read multiple articles about the iPhone going to Verizon at the beginning of 2011. As I happen to work for the company that has the exclusive rights to this phone, I have some questions that will make you say.. Hm..
What will happen to all those people that are going to T because of the iPhone? Are they going to break their T contracts and go BACK to Verizon for a better experience
What about those people that are currently with VZ will they wait till Jan and jump on the iPhone bandwagon when VZ starts to offer the iPhone
What will be the overall impact of Verizon selling the iPhone to the mobility sales impact at T? will there be a small exodus of customers or will it be a gusher?
Will Verizon’s LTE network be able to handle the immediate increase in data volume?
In my opinion, people that are with AT&T will stay with AT&T and the Verizon customers that are thinking of moving to AT&T will NOT move over, but get the iPhone at Verizon.
What about the numbers? How many will stay? How many will move from AT&T back to Verizon?
AT&T predicts a 2% to 3% churn. In my opinion, this number is too conservative. I would go with anywhere up to 10%.
Going from Verizon to AT&T the numbers will be much much larger. Over 30% of the VZ customers will clamor for the bandwidth hog of the iPhone when it is offered.
Another question that is on my mind.. Will the CDMA or LTE iPhone how different will it be from the current iPhone 4?