So if I want to sell a lot of, let's say, cheese, then my best marking strategy begins with, "this cheese is promising to be a hit this season, with pre-orders already coming in. It'll really blow away the iPad, this cheese. Anyone considering the iPad should check out our cheese first. You won't be disappointed."
What data? These are projections based on nothing. What do you think they did, poll the future?Anyway, in 4 years we'll probably not be using phones anymore, once the carriers hold on the illusion of voice/data distiction falls through and we realize they should be going flat rate like the isps.
I still don't get why Apple didn't use iChat for all of this. Great name, and the video capability is already there. iChat for the iPhone would have been a great name and already recognized. FaceTime? not so much. "iChat me" vs "facetime me".