Now that the iPhone 5 is out, financial and tech analysts are pooling their thoughts together regarding Apple’s next generation smartphone. Financial analyst, Gene Munster at Piper Jaffray said they are expecting the tech giant to sell iPhone 5 aggressively perhaps reaching 6 to 10 million units for its first week in the market. Is it possible? Will the iPhone 5 really be a much greater hit than the iPhone 4S? Tech experts say it could be possible if Apple catches the big fish in the throngs of people waiting to see their next iPhone offering.
The Big Fish
Though hardly making it through the quarter, RIM’s BlackBerry smartphones still dominate the enterprise market because of its strong security features and simplicity. And since the BlackBerry 10 smartphones remain uncertain at this point, analysts are saying Apple better have something really, really good up their sleeves to catch the meatier part of the market.
And why not? For years the tech giant has been advertising to sell iPhone to the younger generations. In fact, 43 percent of the iPhone’s market is made up of young people from 18 to 34 years old. Also, a more recent survey from PaidViewPoint showed that 31 percent of current iPhone owners who are excited to sell iPhone 4 or 4S for an iPhone 5 are from the same age group (18 to 34 years old).
And while these marketing strategies proved to be very effective in making the iPhone a worldwide phenomenon, analysts say it is about time the tech giant start reinventing their smartphone to make it more business savvy for businesses.
What’s In The Bag?
A part of what analysts say Apple should do for its future iPhones is to enhance its smartphone capabilities to make it more enticing for enterprises. Well we’re all hoping to see those enhancements when they start to sell iPhone 5!
But based on the iOS 6 features Apple promised during the WWDC 2012 (which we’re pretty sure the iPhone 5 will have), we may be seeing a lot of business friendly stuff on the next-gen smartphone. For the iOS 6, users will now be able to use FaceTime even through their cellular network’s data plan. Busy execs would probably be happy to know that the iPhone maker has also improved: Siri’s language support; Mail’s interface; and the Map’s graphics. New iPhone features are sending calls directly to voicemail and preset messages for iMessaging.
Why You Should Wait
The fourth quarter of 2012 proved to be one of the most exciting times for the tech world because of the many product releases happening before the holiday seasons. With the multitude of smartphones present in the market for enterprises and normal electronics consumers, analysts are advising everyone to wait for the coming of the iPhone 5 before buying a smartphone. Erik Eckel from Louseville Geek says, “I recommend business owners to wait. Even though lines are sure to be long and supply could prove scarce compared to demand, Apple is riding a prolonged wave of success with almost every new hardware device it releases.”