Market analyst says it´s all coming up roses for Apple and the iPhone

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Market analyst says it´s all coming up roses for Apple and the iPhone
The iPhone has always created a lot of stir and brought people out in droves to get one, but it seems some analysts have gone rather too far. Toni Sacconaghi of Bernstein Research makes for an illustrative example. According to him, Apple will be raking it in, managing to sell over 50mln units yearly until 2011. According to the same fella, the key factors for the successful performance of the company will be the growth of the smartphone market, improved product availability through expansion in the number of carrier offering it and the sales of the handset in China. So far so good, we tend to agree with his opinion, although we believe the expected sales figures have been, erm, slightly rounded up. However, he also claims the Cupertino-based company might be in for even greater success if it manages to take over the prepaid and allowance-free market niches. This seems like quite a long shot indeed, especially in the particular case of Apple. If anything, their products have never been cheap and aimed at people getting along on a shoestring. Sometimes we tend to let our imagination roam free and imagine things like houses full of Apple products freely available for $100 each, but this just goes with the pink sky and violet bunnies playing in the backyard that are also integral in our visions. As a whole, we think the analysis should neither be under-, nor over-estimated, but who knows... Perhaps Toni Sacconaghi will have the last laugh in 2011 indeed.


source: MacDailyNews


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5 Comments

1. drewsky

Posts: 147; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

Yea... this toni guy is tripping.

2. nexsprint

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 27, 2009

A $6-700 Go phone would be a funny sight though :)

3. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

What is this article even about, Jesus phone stikes up pointless crazy guy who has some opinion noone cares about? I think phone arena should hire me as a publisist and I will just have controversial arguments with random people that come up with coool unrealistic Ideas of the iPhone....I think the iPhone should be a laser with satelite TV included and given away for free to homeless people...(phone arena) "tell us more about your idea, afterall you DID say iPhone...HEADLINE: Man may be speaking crazy about iPhone upcoming, or IS he....Cardboard signs to be the next App available..WILL WORK FOR PHONE SERVICE...

4. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

bull crap.

5. MTLance unregistered

this is so untrue, I mean there is BB, Palm, Nokia, Win Mo, Android as competitors out there and I think this guy probably this there is only 1 smart phone company out there.

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