Analyst Gartenberg: Apple’s huge iPod, iPhone moves will be hard for competitors to match

Apple Store“No doubt this was a huge launch for Apple this morning and leaves them with a product line that’s going to be hard for Apple’s competitors to match,” analyst Michael Gartenberg blogs for Jupiter Research.

Gartenberg covers:
• iPod shuffle: New colors “a good move.”
• iPod nano: A whole slew of features… This one’s going to fly off the shelves.
• iPod classic: For those that want to take EVERYTHING with them.
• iPod touch: OS X-based, an iPhone without the phone [but] with WiFi.
• iTunes Wireless Music Store: This is the way this stuff is supposed to work.
• Custom iPhone ringtones: Another good reminder that the iPhone is an Apple story first and foremost and amazing that AT&T isn’t in control of this experience.

Gartenberg writes, “I believe Apple once again met and exceeded increasingly high expectations. It now has a very deep and complete product line for going into the holiday season, at amazing price points and feature sets that will drive different customers into different purchase funnels… Apple is NOT preaching to the choir here, they’re looking to get a whole new customer into the house of worship and that’s exactly what’s likely to happen this holiday season.”

Much more in the full article and other related article here.

46 Comments

  1. Negative stock market move is the typcail “buy the hype, sell the news”. It is also worried that the iPhone price cut is a sign of slow sales.

    And on a second note, I’m a little irked about the iPhone price cut. I’d take a $100 Apple store credit or iTunes credit or a free copy of Leopard and I will not be upset in the least bit anymore and continue to praise Apple for their great support, and handling of customers.

  2. Incredilbe new line up for the iPods. I told a few people at work about the HUGE price drop in the iPhone and there was a lot of excitment. This is going to sell a lot of iPhones.

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  3. My thoughts are the same as the analyst’s: The other guys are in trouble. Why buy a crappy Dingle… er… Blackberry that’s so last year when I can get an iPhone? And the Nokia iClone is gonna have to be pared down even more to compete (not that they could, given Apple’s multi-touch patents). Then there’s the added value of Apple’s software updates. My iPhone, in just a few days, will have the wonderful new wifi iTMS on it. And I didn’t have to pay an extra penny for it. Can the other guys match this?

    @BHB: When does Apple stock not tank after a new product announcement? Happens every time. Consider this a buying opportunity.

  4. “And on a second note, I’m a little irked about the iPhone price cut. I’d take a $100 Apple store credit or iTunes credit or a free copy of Leopard and I will not be upset in the least bit anymore and continue to praise Apple for their great support, and handling of customers.”

    Why waste the money when all you’ll do is bitch and complain while remaining perched on Steve Jobs’ dick? It’s not like you’re going anywhere. You’ll continue to praise Apple regardless once you’re done with the hissy fit.

  5. I thot the nano would be bumped up to 2 gigs and I’m still baffled why the iPod touch doesn’t have email.
    (Yes, I know that you can access e-mail thru Safari, but it’s not the same.)

    Otherwise, buh,bye to everyone else in the smartphone, mp3 player market. MS, Creative, Real, etc., they just look so double-knit-polyester-leisure-suitish.

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