It has been two days since the first release of Apple iPhone 5 and now we are already almost in reflection mode. I mean, after all the hype and excitment, it is time for some of us to step back and really look at the new smartphone from Apple iPhone 5 and start questioning whether this device shall bring customers attentions.
Interestingly enough, there is actually a weird event going on with the Apple iPhone 5. Wall Street analysts likewise are falling all over themselves in joy, upping EPS estimates and price targets as they start factoring in Apple iPhone 5 sales into their numbers. But a lot of the media coverage has been less enthusiastic, asserting that the phone is less revolutionary than evolutionary, and that Apple in some ways has fallen behind some rival Android phones.
First, we believe the actual feel and build of the phone is beyond that of any prior iPhone 5 iteration. Munster also notes that according to Investing Analytics, tweets about the Apple iPhone 5 for launch day were up 460% from the iPhone 4S launch a year ago. Most importantly, some believe the sentiment around iPhone 5 was significantly better than that of the iPhone 4S. Some said that based on the same study by Investing Analytics, some analysist believe that 73% of tweets about the Apple iPhone 5 during launch day were positive compared to 51% for the iPhone 4S launch. Analysist believe this is to be expected given the phone is redesigned while the iPhone 4S was not.
Wait a second ? Redesign ?! In my perspective, Apple is not redesign. It is stealling some ideas from Google, or at least from Android.
The most obvious example of Apple being inspired by Google is the company’s decision to add panorama picture taking to the iPhone 5′s camera’s abilities. Android community by using Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich debuted last November, installed launching on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus already has panorama one year ago. Nearly one year later, Apple decided to add this feature to the iPhone.
Same thing can be said about Siri abilities to provide users with sports scores for a user’s favorite team and can find a restaurant or fetch movie showtimes.
But despite all this media ultra low hype, it is not pull down customers interest on Apple iPhone 5. According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple sold out of its initial U.S. shipments of the device within one hour. This is true for every U.S. carrier that is selling the iPhone: AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint have pushed back their shipping dates for the device to two weeks, according to the Apple website. Weeks before the announcement of the Apple iPhone 5, an industry analyst predicted that 10 million iPhone 5s could be sold during its first week on sale.
So aside from the features spoken about here, is there anything original brought by Apple to the new iPhone? Basically, it is none. Whatever features in iPhone 5 is actually can be found on other smartphone device as well. But I think we must congratulate Apple to deliver it in such a glamorous style on its new smartphone, iPhone 5. That is why customers wants it. That is why Customers wants Apple iPhone 5.