Posted on Thursday, Dec 07 2006 @ 01:01 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Apple iPhone will look like an iPod
with a small screen and a click-wheel interface, according to a Wall Street analyst.
In an extensive research note released to clients earlier this week, Prudential analyst Jesse Tortora said the first and slimmer of Apple's initial two cell phone models will look like an iPod with a small screen and a click wheel interface.
"Apple has mentioned several times that music experience is its top priority and that it would not do anything to comprise that," the analyst wrote. "We believe that the music phone will be true to these statements and should be considered a music player that has phone capabilities rather than a phone with a built-in music player."
The company is also rumoured to be working on a smartphone which will feature a bigger OLED display and a slide-out keyboard.
"The smart phone will contain camera functionality along with additional features that the slim phone does not have such as wi-fi and video capabilities," he told clients. He added that those additional features put pressure on battery life, which Apple is still working to address.
According to another rumour, we can expect an video iPod with a widescreen display in Q1 2007.