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The Effect of the Apple iPhone on the World By: Don Palmigiano Here It is! Connection to Geography • However indirect it may be, the iPhone plays an important role in geography – Geography greatly influences the units production – Its connection to the World’s economy dictates the labor force in Taiwan – Cell phones allow people to live in certain areas, and where people go they affect geography First off: What is it? • The Apple iPhone is/has a: – multimedia/Internet-Enabled Phone – Multi-touch (Revolutionary New UI) Take a one knows? Really, no guess… – camera Fine I’ll stop asking questions. • Allows for multiple points of contact on the touch screen How doesanyone know? Does iPhone do all of this? – mobile telephone – – – – – multimedia player e-mail text messaging web browsing and wireless connectivity No? Your life in The ultimate your pocket digital device What makes it so revolutionary? • Multi-touch (one of 200+ patents made specifically for this device) Smartphone Phone + E-mail + Internet Qwerty Keyboard smart iPhone E62 hard to use Moto Q Treo easy to use Cell Phones not so smart What is wrong with these change Buttons & controls can’t phones? Blackberry Moto Q Treo Nokia E62 Devices Sold In 2006 Units (Millions) 1000 800 600 400 200 0 26 94 135 209 957 Units (Millions) What Makes iPhone Economically Important? • 10,000,000 phones by June 2008… – Apple estimates that the popularity of their product will generate this kind of revenue • 1% of the cell phone market • Huge profits- $5,500,000,000 • Apple controls 63% of mp3 market Extras!!! 1. Watch the Keynote for Macworld 2007, if you are interested. 2. Check out what I have to say at iPhonenotify.com. 3. Go to Today in iPhone to hear how my interview (yes I was interviewed) went. Today in iPhone 4. Talk to me more about it!! Questions? • There’s a lot I didn’t talk about, allow me to fill you in. Just ask me your question. – Price – Rumors – Speculation – Why iPhone? – Anything Bring on the questions.
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