iPhone plans are quite pricy…in the U.S., that is. AT&T is making the users pay a premium to use the iPhone, that’s for sure. However, analysts see a huge revenue increase by Apple selling a data plan-less phone.
How exactly would Apple pull this off? Analysts predict two new products: an iPhone nano and an iPhone touch. The iPhone nano would simply be a smaller version of the current iPhone, with a shrunken display. The iPhone touch, however, would be a product different to what’s out there now. The iPhone touch would be similar to an iPod touch, except for the fact that it would be able to make phone calls and use WiFi instead of 3G for data. Feature differentiation on the next iPhone would provide a market for this product, with rumored features such as background apps and video chatting. Although Apple is known for not providing much choice in its products, choice in the phone market is key, and Apple may need to adapt it’s product line to fit today’s market.
Via [Digital Daily]