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Apple May Differentiate iPhone Models By Software?

Apple May Differentiate iPhone Models By Software?

Posted May 19, 2009 at 3:25pm by iClarified
Apple is considering launching multiple iPhone models each differentiated by software, rather than hardware capabilities, according to a Register Hardware report.

Yair Reiner, an analyst at Oppenheimer, recently met with several unnamed Apple executives who, he claimed, said: “[The] iPhone is still in its early days and could gain share by: providing more functionality, lowering prices, growing geographically, or segmenting the market with different models.”

Reiner told Register Hardware today that – when he pressed the firm for further details – the staffers said: “Segmentation would focus on software.”

The article goes on to suggest possible configurations of the iPhone distinguished by software such as a 'YouTube' iPhone model with video capture, editing and sharing capabilities.

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Apple May Differentiate iPhone Models By Software?
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Miguel Villela
Miguel Villela - May 20, 2009 at 9:17am
I agree with Nick. Models differentiated only by software can have their software pirated. But, I surely will buy the better one, hehehe. But Apple should open its selling. It would destroy the other cell phone makers...
mrbman92 - May 19, 2009 at 4:13pm
Yeah, besides, it would be like the many different versions there are of Windows for computers. This would kind of go against Apple's idea of having a one size fits all version. But maybe that just applies with their Mac software, not portable devices.
Nick - May 19, 2009 at 3:37pm
I think they would be stupid if they did this, because then people would purchase the lower models and use jailbreaking as a way to obtain all the other features they are missing.
yiyopr - May 19, 2009 at 3:53pm
that was exactly what I was thinking.
Flavio - May 19, 2009 at 7:23pm
The first thing that come true my mind !!!!
aigtr - May 21, 2009 at 11:32pm
let them do it, so i can buy the cheapest model and do just that : ) If I had stock in Apple I would suggest otherwise, but since I don't... Go For It Apple!
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