Many press release relays, blogs, and other internet news outlets are reporting today on an Apple iPhone customer survey by Norwalk, CT market research firm, Markitecture. The numbers, at a glance, may be misleading. Most of these reports have spun the survey results to be negative in nature, when it reality they may be quite positive.
At the sixth CEO forum, USA Today interviewed Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. One of the topics on their minds (and ours) was the upcoming release of the Apple iPhone.
Some of us have been confused since the moment the iPhone was announced with a lack of support for 3G (third generation) networks. The iPhone is, after all, a next generation device. Why, then, would a next generation device lack support for the next generation of wireless mobile connectivity?
Though the iPhone has yet to hit store shelves, many people have already decided whether they intend to purchase one when it does. For those who have decided not to buy an iPhone, one of the most common reasons given is that subsequent versions of the iPhone will have features deemed lacking in the upcoming first release of the iPhone. In part, that may no longer be true.
Reuters reported today that Apple's Chief Financial Officer, Peter Oppenheimer, was quoted indicating that Apple's long awaited iPhone is on track to ship in late June.
Previous reports and rumors throughout in the industry had led to some doubt that the iPhone's launch would be delayed due to testing, battery, or operating system issues.
Recent statements from Apple and it's iPhone release partner, AT&T (formerly Cingular), have laid to rest many of these concerns.