Other than Apple, which companies could profit from iPhone?

“Apple launches the iPhone next month, and early buzz suggests the gadget will be a big hit: Journalists who’ve seen the thing already are writing odes… and its key distributor says it has received more than a million inquiries about the device, which will retail for $500 or $600, depending on the amount of memory in the phone,” Stephanie N. Mehta reports for Fortune.

“Those looking for ways to invest in the expected iPhone juggernaut can buy shares of Apple, of course, but with the stock trading near its all-time high – and at a lofty 32 times the previous four quarters’ earnings – a less risky bet might be to invest in AT&T the exclusive phone operator for the iPhone in the U.S.,” Mehta reports.

Full article, with other companies that might benefit from Apple’s iPhone, here.

27 Comments

  1. There will a lot of money to be made on cases, car chargers, audio accessories and within a year or so…third party software that will help it better penetrate the enterprise market. It’s gonna kick ass.

  2. – case makers
    – accessory makers
    – battery replacements

    The iPhone has the 30-pin connector, so there’s going to be an entire accessory market built up around this device, just like happened with the iPod.

  3. “My only question is… will the iPhone’s iPod feature work with existing devices – clock radios, dock-based external speakers, iPod Hi Fi, etc.”

    Most likely. And, to stave off the issues of not having a changeable battery, all of those external battery packs that charge and iPod will likely work with the iPhone so you can charge it anywhere….

  4. The iPhone won’t be such a big hit when people find out that Apple plans on integrating cell phone in their laptops.

    People may decide to opt for a bigger screen, more memory and a hard drive and bluetooth capability between the iPhone and their laptop beofre purchasing.

    Yea the iPhone has some serious limitations, it has too much feature bang and not enough technological punch.

    For some it might be enough though, I doubt it seriously.

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