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Apple execs mull iPhone growth options

Speaking with representatives from Oppenheimer, senior Apple officials discussed possible avenues the company could explore to further the iPhone’s market share, according to a new report. Citing a client report from Oppenheimer analyst Yair Reiner, AppleInsider reports that Apple executive mentioned providing increased functionality, lowering prices, expanding the products’ geographic availability, and segmenting the market with different models as possible ways to increase market share. “[T]hey are not saying they will necessarily do all of these,” Reiner told AI. “This is basically the menu of options.” Reiner went on to say that the executives also seemed excited by the growth opportunities presented by the Chinese market, but declined to comment further on timing and/or possible carrier partners for the region.

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1

Get The iPhone on VERIZON and it will have HUGE GROWTH

Posted by TeRRy on May 15, 2009 at 5:27 PM (CDT)

2

Seconded. Find a carrier who will support 3G. My state has more military bases than cities with 3G coverage. What gives?

Posted by Paul on May 15, 2009 at 5:33 PM (CDT)

3

I third that!  Get the iphone on Verizon!!!!  Wake the frick up Apple!!!  I and many other will gladly buy one IF WE COULD ACTUALLY USE ONE!

Nothing like living in America and NOT being able to enjoy this wonderful product….....can you sense the frustration people!?!?!?

Posted by Tak on May 15, 2009 at 7:09 PM (CDT)

4

Can someone recall the story on how Apple went to Verizon first when they were marketing the iPhone? I think some of our users forgot that story.. Verizon big-Whig said no to Apple and hence said no to it’s customers. U want the iPhone? Move to ATT. Don’t want ATT? then u don’t get iPhone. Simple.

Posted by djJASMAN in California on May 18, 2009 at 3:27 AM (CDT)

5

Hey djJASMAN-

AT&T;SUCKS!  ....and I will have a iPhone (WITHOUT AT&T;).  Just watch…...it will happen.

Posted by Tak Engle on May 19, 2009 at 2:17 PM (CDT)

6

Simple Apple, make the iPhone in the UK carrier independant. I don’t want to be tied down.

So Apple, as much as I would love an iPhone, I am not tempted by your current straegy. Will be sticking to Nokia for the time being.

Oh and I am not interested in jailbreaking no matter how easy it is. Don’t think I should have to.

Posted by Mime is Crime on May 20, 2009 at 7:07 AM (CDT)

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