iPhone Coming To Verizon Due To Droid Fears
This is the reason NYT has as to why Apple is so excited to bring their iPhone to our great network. NYT thinks since the Droid is "ruling the air," Apple can only compete if they put their device on the same battle field as the Droid universe and drop that crap they call At&t. The current smartphone sales figures are around 32% for the Droids, and the iPhone is only sitting on 25% of all smartphone sales in the US of A.
Now if they were to bring the iPhone 4 to Big Boss network (Verizon Wireless), this might bring their sales up a significant amount. This growth will be due to people that are avid iPod, Macbook, iPad users and people that get lost in the Droid, also known as my grandparents that keep asking when the iPhone 4 is coming.
Sounds about right.
“Android has tremendous momentum,” said A. M. Sacconaghi Jr., an analyst with the research firm Sanford C. Bernstein & Company. Mr. Sacconaghi said that the growth of Android was in large part because the iPhone was not available on Verizon and some major carriers overseas. “Apple moving to sign up these carriers is very important to help mitigate Android momentum,” he said.
To be honest, I think this will bring the biggest battle the mobile industry has ever seen. America is all about the battle, and when two strong rivals are in one place, it will always start a little something that will end only with sales figures.
“It is going to have a fairly disruptive impact when it lands,” said Charles Wolf, an analyst with Needham & Company.
Now I am posting this article to ask you two question. Do you think they still stand a chance against the ever growing Android world? Would you buy the iPhone if it was released with LTE (which it should be since then they can call it the 4G, not 4)? Reply and tell us.
Personally if this happens, I will be a little worried about how ads will be done now. I mean Droids have many ads that are always running, but I am sure Apple will want to put just as much great ads out there as well, so that might get a little annoying.
News Via: NYT