Initial Thoughts on iPhone 4.0

Initial thoughts after viewing the sneak peek at the iPhone 4.0 feature set. Again, major confirmation that Apple is foremost a savvy business always focused on maximizing revenue. Yes, some good stuff coming. Multitasking is important but we need it more on the iPad and of course we will have to wait until the iPhone is allowed to leverage the advantage. The improvements to email are again a tremendous boost to one of the finest mobile emails services available. Not as critical a wait for the iPad since iPad’s email client is already better then anything else Apple has. On that note, how about putting the iPad email client on the Macs. Of course all that the email client needs is multitasking, and yes that would be the killer service that would make me feel better about preferring my iPad over my MacBook which is a no no. But the game changer is iAds. This is a blue ocean opportunity for Apple to make even more money and developers to have a much needed profit stream. But above all it allows Apple to effectively compete against Google.

About ghsmith76

Greg Smith has retired. His last position was the Interim CIO at Western Washington University. Prior to WWU Greg was the CIO at Missouri S&T, and before that the CIO for George Fox University in Newberg, OR. Greg went to the Northwest from the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology in Indianapolis, IN. where he served as the Director of IT for 8 years. Prior to the IT career in Academia, Greg was a Systems Consultant with Hewlett-Packard primarily with the Analytical Group working out of San Francisco,Cincinnati and Indianapolis. Greg's passion as a CIO in Higher Education comes from his belief that Technology can benefit Teaching & Learning.

Posted on April 8, 2010, in Google, iPad, marketing and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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