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The 1 Thing the Next iPhone Needs

Niko Waesche is a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and author of the book Simply Seven: Seven Ways to Create a Sustainable Internet Business. The next iPhone will be unveiled in September, but despite its popularity, Apple has faced strong competition from Samsung's Galaxy S3 smartphone. In this audio segment, Waesche shares why he believes Samsung has the greatest market share in the industry and the key ingredient the next iPhone must have if Apple is to get back on top.

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  • Report this Comment On August 12, 2012, at 6:14 AM, H3D wrote:

    "The next iPhone will be unveiled in September..."

    Stating rumours as fact => 0 credibility. Read no further.

  • Report this Comment On August 12, 2012, at 7:33 AM, EyeHateFools wrote:

    That was a complete waste of 2 minutes. Some random person's opinion. No analysis, no expertise in phones or technology, just a personal opinion that the phone he uses is better than an iPhone for some undefined quality reason ... it feels better to him in his hand? Don't focus on features? He doesn't understand how things work ... Apple designs the future and then Samsung copies it. There is no single Samsung phone that has more market share than the iPhone? Nope. Has Samsung innovated anything? Nope. The S III "big" feature of tapping two phones together to share something has existed for year for the iPhone,,, the Bump app. Would you rather be looking for a Samsung S III that you can tap, or an iPhone that you can bump (ok, I give Samsung credit for innovating a synonym for the function name, so I can no longer say they copied everything from Apple).

  • Report this Comment On August 12, 2012, at 9:29 AM, pk22901 wrote:

    Feel like a brick? 'Much more modern'?

    Apple's worried about Samsung copying the next iPhone. Perhaps S will get a clue and not clone the next iPhone, perhaps not.

    Also, S does not report unit sales ever, but the US trial had an interesting revelation: Samsung's actual sell through of tablets was 80% less than the estimates of the paid (off) professional pundits (IDG, Gartner).

    Samsung's actual phone shipments are 30% less than reported by the paid (off) professionals.

  • Report this Comment On August 19, 2012, at 11:34 PM, TMFWizard wrote:

    H3D, thanks for your comment. The fact that the next iPhone will be unveiled in September comes from several media sources, not the least of which is The Wall Street Journal.

    Did you have additional comments regarding this interview or were you hinging 100% of your own credibility on that one data point?

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