5 Reasons the iPhone Will Propel Apple's Stock

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Today's topic? Five reasons why Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL  ) new 3G iPhone could rock its stock and deliver a shock to shareholders of Palm (Nasdaq: PALM  ) , Research In Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM  ) , and Nokia (NYSE: NOK  ) . Drum roll, please:

5. More purse-friendly than Nintendo's Wii.

4. Because your cousin Bob just got the new BlackBerry Pearl. And, Lord knows, we can't let Bob win. Ever.

3. Three words: Nearest In-N-Out Burger.

2. New model makes it easy for prospective mates to identify who has a life, and who has p-l-e-n-t-y of time to kill camping out for the latest iThing.

And the No. 1 reason the new iPhone will rock Apple's stock ... Because everyone knows that 3G is the new satellite radio.

There's also the new App Store, where you'll buy digital doodads that spruce your iPhone experience just as iTunes lends purpose to empty iPods. OK, they're more than doodads. Serious business software developers who never really committed to the Mac -- Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL  ) , for example -- think enough of the new iPhone to post downloadable tools (read: doodads) to the App Store. Eat that, Microsoft.

See any we missed? Have a different take? Post your thoughts in the comments box below. And then, when you're done, get your clicks with related Foolishness:

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  • Report this Comment On July 17, 2008, at 4:32 PM, dan1200 wrote:

    The new iPhone is just another step in the right direction for Apple. Imagine the next generation iPhone where the camera can flip to face you while you're on a skype call. You'll be able to look your caller in the "eye" and be that much closer to living the life of a Star Trek Officer!

    Stardate 2009.047!

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