I've shown (my wife describes it as 'Chris's unsolicited product pitch') my iPhone to about 150 people in the past month. My test market of neighbors at the pool, IBM colleagues, customers, fellow travellers, diners in restaurants, and anyone else who shows an interest reveals that this device will explode in adoption when one or both of two events occur:
- 1. the price falls to about $300
- 2. capability to access corporate email
Everyone marvels at the interface; the large screen and its resolution; and the wow factor of the digital pictures and the song viewing of the iPod (flipping the albums). The sub-prime lending jitters of the current market have taken the Apple stock down from 140+ to 120+ and this does not account for ,what I believe, is the accumulating demand for a device that is going to have a major impact in our use of technology (mobile banking, for example).