Apple to ship $4.2b worth in wireless iPods by 2010
Research firm Generator claims Apple will ship $4.2 billion in wireless-enabled iPods by 2010.
This could put “second-tier cell phone makers within the shade,” researchers stated.
“Many people don’t understand that Apple’s ipod device clients are already larger than The new sony Ericsson. In addition, Apple may be the market leader inside a growth market while The new sony Ericsson is another-tier player inside a mature industry,” observed Andrew Sheehy, research director at Generator.
They state that as a result of mobile handset operators as well as their introduction of music playing cell phones, Apple should add cell phone features to the very good music player.
Due to its product sales, Apple are now able to negotiate handles suppliers of miniature cameras, video recorders and wireless modems – products used in cell phones – that contend with the deals mobile handset makers can secure.
“Things change when you are buying in that kind of volume. Many people who supply components to be used in mobile handsets are licking their chops at this time: there are many start up business available so we realize that individuals are speaking to Apple at this time about carrying this out,Inch Sheehy claimed.
The report predicts that Apple will introduce wireless iPods by reaching a wholesale data agreement with one mobile network operator in every iTunes market – an online network deal. Users may also then wirelessly publish their very own digital content through iTunes.
“The mobile content side is interesting but you might offer knock-out voice service with this particular approach – Apple could offer free WiPod to WiPod calls, utilizing a Skype-like software program. Many people within the mobile industry is going to be worried if this starts happening,” warns Sheehy.