CNET blogger: Apple’s gotten in over its head with the iPhone

Don Reisinger asks via CNET’s Crave, “Is Apple in over its head with the iPhone?”

“Has Apple gotten in over its head trying to play the same game it always has with its other devices without realizing that the cell phone industry is an entirely different beast altogether? Sadly, I think it has,” Reisinger opines.

“If Apple has learned nothing else, the company now knows that in the cell phone industry, relying on good looks and hype won’t get the job done,” Reisinger writes. “Let’s face it — Apple’s Macs perform well because they’re sleek, powerful and run an operating system that most people like. The company’s iPods sell extremely well because they’re easy to use and have always provided an end-to-end solution with iTunes that has yet to be matched. But what about the iPhone?”

Reisinger writes, “Sure, Apple may have already sold 4 million iPhones since June and that’s a success story by itself, but in this business, longevity is difficult to maintain and competitors are always ready to release something better.”

Full article here.

Don, the next time you have nothing of importance to write, don’t write anything.

Click Don’s name and CNET makes this much clear: “Don Reisinger is a technology columnist… [and] a member of the CNET Blog Network… He is not an employee of CNET.” If even CNET is disowning you, you’ve got problems.

Excuse our French, but we’re tired of slogging through nonsense written by fscking idiots.

53 Comments

  1. “competitors are always ready to release something better.”

    That’s completely untrue. Occasionally competitors release a better product than Apple, but usually they can’t match Apple’s offering.

  2. Add my input? Already did. I went to the site and posted a reply. I do have one thing to say good for these people. They helped push Apple stock down to a point where I can afford to buy a share or two. So I guess everyone has a purpose. LOL ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

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  3. Um, there are always competitors nipping at your toes. Duh. However, given that the iPhone has not been out for a year yet, and that it already has broken sales records, and that it is becoming an open platform for developers next month, and that it is updated regularly by Apple……how is Apple over it’s head? Apple is totally on top of this market. They have THE STANDARD that all phones are compared to.

    Someone thinking Apple is going to sit around with its lead is not a student of history. Apple will continue to push the boundaries with software updates to the iPhone, and when it releases a new version (summer? who knows), it will further push ahead.

    Bloggers. Really, what has this world come to when some dood still in his underwear can write crap like this and people believe it.

  4. The biggest limitation of the iPhone is being tied to one network in each country. Apple chose that route in order to garner revenue sharing (they learnt that from the music industry).

    If they had sold unlocked phones only the number sold could be anywhere from 4-6M depending on the sale price and assuming no telcom discounts.

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