Of course the 3g iPhone doesn't have a front camera

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by drpellypo, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. drpellypo macrumors 6502

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    and here's why.

    1st gen iPhone released. Lots of hype. Few people bought it - but still a relatively niche item because of price. No 3g, no front camera, no GPS.

    2nd gen phone released. More hype, but this time, it DOES include 3G, and GPS, AND is cheaper. But no front facing camera, no upgrade to existing camera, and no video through camera.

    And sometime next year...

    3rd gen phone released. This time with a front facing camera, an upgraded camera, and basically everything we have ever wanted.

    It's the oldest marketing trick in the book! Keep us wanting more so we keep buying the newest. Rather than selling 1 million iPhones, they sell 1 million of the first gen, then another million on the second, and another million of the 3rd!
     
  2. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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  3. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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    I don't call 6 million iPhones in its first year as a few.
     
  4. Loonytik macrumors 6502a

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    You mean "Captain Obvious!"

    ECON101 on every campus in America.
     
  5. drpellypo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can't be that obvious otherwise there wouldn't be a shed load of threads on here saying 'this is a 3g phone with a front camera!'
     
  6. drpellypo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I do. Compared to sales of Nokia's, SE's, Smartphones etc it's small fry.
     
  7. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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    Apple was new to the market though in terms of phones. Nokia, SE etc are all established, end users know the companys and their brands. For a new product in a highly competitive market I think Apple done pretty well in their first year considering the first-gen iPhone had flaws compared to the competition.
     

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