iPhone 4s is bigger than ALL of Microsoft. iPhone 5 and 5s will be even bigger.

It’s September, fellow Intentious readers, which means it’s iPhone Fever Season, with Apple about to reveal (on September 12th) it’s 2-year-awaited iPhone 5.

In the calm before the storm, can we all pause and take a breath to say “poor Microsoft” again? With last week’s embarrassing Nokia PR fumble and a 10% exodus in Nokia’s share price overshadowing what was meant to be their triumphant flagship first ever Windows 8 phone, Microsoft has got to be freaking out just a little bit.

Now comes the next embarrassing comparison: CNN Money has revealed that Apple’s dominant iPhone is alone worth more than allllllll of Microsoft. Yes, not just Windows, not just Office, not just the ever pervasive Microsoft.NET, but everything. This has actually been the reality for the past 12 months.

Now I knew iPhone was popular, but I’ll admit, learning this genuinely surprised me.

On its own, Apple’s iPhone business would be a Fortune 50 company.

Intentious | iPhone 5 worth more than ALL of Microsoft | Image Credit: Andrew Bergmann for CNN Money, Source: http://money.cnn.com/gallery/technology/2012/09/07/apple-iphone/index.html

iPhone 5 worth more than ALL of Microsoft | Image Credit: Andrew Bergmann for CNN Money, Source: http://money.cnn.com/gallery/technology/2012/09/07/apple-iphone/index.html

Apple Microsoft Controversy -- Intentious | iPhone revenue accounts for 55 percent of Apple's overall revenue in 2012

Which brings me to my next point: If Apple can do all of this with just one single product, what could they do with an iPhone product range with the variety of their iPod range?

Now I’m going to provide you with my two-cents on the much-debated iPhone 5 announcement next week.

On September 12th, I think that Apple will be announcing two iPhones: the iPhone 5, and the iPhone 5s.

The iPhone 5 will be the hugely rumoured larger (taller) iPhone for all those defectors who are used to giant gorgeous Android screens in their hands.

As for the iPhone 5s …perhaps the “s” didn’t stand for Siri after all, but “small”. I believe that Tim Cook will reassuringly tell iPhone users not favouring a size change, that they have found a way to pack the same amount of iPhone 5 muscle and new features into the current-sized, current thickness iPhone 4s.

Could be wrong… but the reason I think this is, is because someone at Apple has no doubt been looking at that chart above and saying to themselves “holy shit. This is not good, we have all our eggs in one basket right now.” Not to mention Apple have a wide product family for each of their other lines of devices: laptops, desktops and iPods.

You might argue that if they can dominate with just one device, why bother introducing competitive, possibly cannibalistic products? But I think otherwise.

 

 

Read the original story at CNN Money: http://money.cnn.com/gallery/technology/2012/09/07/apple-iphone/index.html

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Author:Andrew Beato

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One Comment on “iPhone 4s is bigger than ALL of Microsoft. iPhone 5 and 5s will be even bigger.”

  1. September 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    Apple has changed things drastically before in their products and everyone followed. They aren’t in the business of making everybody happy, rather they create a singular product for a particular market share and just run with it. Another iPhone would dilute what they’ve been doing for pretty much the last 5 years. It doesn’t seem in their character….

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