Wall Street Speculation on New iPhones

acosmichippo

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I still think a no-data iPhone would be a great thing for Apple.
 

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The article calls such a device an iPod-Phone. What would make it really interesting if such a device includes all iPod features not found on the iPhone rendition.

Still, makes you wonder about the challenges of implementing such a device. Would we need two types of firmware updates, one for the iPod Phone and one for the iPhone?
 

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No more than what the current models require...
 

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they've gotta be used to it by now.
 

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But how would AT&T feel about it? I guess they wouldn't mind as long as they are getting money for a voice plan. Good read Larry.
 

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They'd better introduce another iPhone - my V1's dying, fast. Hopefully it'll be something bigger and better, however, so that I'll have reason to buy it..

On the topic of Apple's stock rating remaining "buy", I agree. It's dipped quite a bit since it's all time high of $201 per share last year, but it remains the only stock that has a green percentage box amongst a lot of red whenever I open the stocks app.
 

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They'd better introduce another iPhone - my V1's dying, fast. Hopefully it'll be something bigger and better, however, so that I'll have reason to buy it..

Ditto. My battery ain't what it used to be. Not a problem yet, but soon... That and I unknowingly plugged my car charger in with snow and rock salt stuck in it, giving me the dreaded airplane mode warning for over an hour. Fortunately, I air blasted it and dried it out and that seems ok. For now.

I doubt a no-data-plan iPhone will ever come out. Seems like it would make sense, but both Apple and AT&T will probably make plenty of money just not doing that.
 

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maybe so.

I will say this though... that is the ONLY way something like an iPhone nano would be successful.
 

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no data would be too much of a backwards step. it seems ancient to not receive email in your pocket all day long.
But, if you are getting an iPhone for a child, and don't want to pay the $30 for data, such the iPod phone makes sense. Especially, if your child is not likely to go to a WiFi hotspot (without supervision), and you want to retain parental control over internet access.
 

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Well, to be fair, there are security locks on safari, the app store, etc.

Still, I personally think it would be beneficial to many people.
 

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does no data simply mean for the most part a 'pay-as-you-go' version of the iPhone?
 

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entry level iPod Phone? seems another good idea like iPhone nano.
all under Apple's name, entry-level is good to go anyway.