Friday, May 23, 2008

The World's Fastest 3G iPhone?

Reports have been coming in that Australia is about to get the fastest G3 iPhone in the world - fast as in 42 mbs! Wow, now that is fast, isn't it? Australia's Channel News is reporting:

"Australia will have the fastest Apple 3G iPhone in the world a senior executive of Telstra has told ChannelNews."

"We know what is coming, we have seen the new device and it will be available on our network as soon as it is launched in the USA. By Xmas this phone will be capable of 42mbs which will make it faster than a lot of broadband offerings and the fastest iPhone on any network in the world "

Channel News also stated that the long waited for G3 version of the iPhone should go on sale, in Australia, sometime shortly after it's release date in the U.S. , which many believe will be on June 9.

It is expected that the introduction of the upcoming 2nd version, of the game changing, iPhone, will be yet another catalyst for Apple's high-flying stock, which is why Goldman Sachs has also decided to add Apple to its Americas Conviction Buy list.

Canada's National Post reports that analyst, David Bailey, recently told clients that he is expecting that Apple will beat its goal of selling 10 million units by at least one million units, based on the back of broader global distribution and the availability of applications from 3rd party developers. Based on this and his expectations that Apple's Mac sales will be three times that of the rest of the personal computer market, he has raised his priced target on Apple from $185 to $220.

Mr. Bailey is among many who are predicting that Apple is about to make an even bigger impact in the market over the next few years. Business Week, for example, recently published InfoTech's 100 list of the hottest companies, companies that are logging the strongest growth and who are faring the best in these treacherous economic times, and they list Apple as number two, just behind

For your information, InfoTech's lists the top ten as:

1 - Amazon
2 - Apple
3 - Research In Motion
4 - Nintendo
5 - Western Digital
6 - America Movil
7 - China Mobile
8 -Nokia
9 - Asustek Computer, and 10 - High Tech Computer

Interesting that powerhouse Google came in at number 11, demonstrating, in doing so, just how well Apple is doing these days. Its no wonder that some analysts are now predicting that Apple will become the hub of the digital home in a scant five short years.

One thing is certain: Apple has come a long, long way in the past ten short years since the return of its iconic founder, Steve Jobs. It, as many have pointed out, including Jobs himself, is now a different story, as Apple has been firing on all cylinders.

Will Apple really become the king of the digital home? Will it still be firing on all cylinders five years from now? Well, only God could possibly know for sure, but I am sure that baring some major calamity such a major depression, war world III, etc., that there is little reason why not to believe that it will.

I will, in conclusion, however, predict that the next five years for Apple could, if all goes right, be the best in all of Apple's 30 some year history. As exciting as it's current crop of delicious goodies are, Apple's next bumper crop, I predict, will make those of the past seem downright lean!

And that's my 2 cents 4 this Friday, May 23, 2008

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The Vital Muse said...

Hi Don:

Not at all related to the iPhone -- but you might be interested in reading my technology sob-story of this past week. S systems crash while upgrading to Leopard. It's here:



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You can also try mosy, more information here:

I only hope that your readers will learn from your unfortunate experience?

Glad you took the time to make cd backups and still had your photos in your camera. All is not lost, so that's a good thing.