Iphone Vs Ipod : What Can be the Best Choice

By: Andrena Markley

The much awaited Apple's iPhone is finally launched on June 29, 2007--a day glorious day in the history of cell phone industry. This much hyped iPhone have seriously left the users awestruck with its exceptional functionalities, iTunes and also initiated a threat in the minds of the cell phone manufacturers who have been monopolizing the industry for decades.

No doubt the Apple iPhone have not demurred the expectation of the consumers. So, is its revolutionary music player iPod, whose popularity in the Eruopean market is quite evident from its sales report which accounts to 100 million iPods, since its launch in 2001. While launching the iPhone also, Apple has stated that its main main aim would be to sell 1% of the 1 billion cell phones that would be sold worldwide in it's first year of release (which is about 10 million iPhones). Though unofficial, it is assumed that Apple have almost fulfilled its target and another group even assumes it has sold much more than what was targeted.

The iPhone and iPod, aesthetically speaking,are similar devices with the only difference that one cannot make calls with a iPod. The iPod Touch is slightly smaller, but both have similar price tags. However the 8GB iPhone was made affordable $399, with a drastic fall in the price reducing almost $200. While introducing this price reduction Steve Jobs announced that "We want to put iPhones in a lot of stockings this Christmas". Also you are locked into a two-year contract with AT&T if you opt for a iPhone.

On the flip side Apple's iPod is perhaps the most widely sought after gadget of all time. To say it more elaborately it is the world's most popular portable music and media player, with a large market share which equalled to 92% in 2004. Its phenomenal success took another leap with the launching of the iPod Touch. Like this iPod none of its contemporaries offer intuitive navigation and sleek design. Perhaps its superlative qualities have made it an all time favourite not only among the Britons but to the whole populace of the world.

Now the question is, in front of iPhone will the iPod ever lose its dominating position? No doubt, it cannot take the place of iPhone, which is known for ease of use and functionality that is facilitated by its exceptional multi-touch technology. But, as a music player the iPod also stands apart from everyone.

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