Originally Posted by cvaldes1831
The next-generation iPhone will be smaller than the current version.
Not if even has a remote chance of matching the current advantage of many phones that are currently available.
As far the AT&T contract goes. It doesn't matter, Apple stuck with AT&T way too long and they could have broken their contract given the poor performance (Apple's Attorney's are smarter than that).
Both Apple and AT&T got greedy.
If the new tablet is released carrier free. Few with a current contract will pay extra for a 2nd Data Plan (Current e-book readers have free 3G for the life of the device).
By the way, in the three years I've had the original iPhone and the original (3G, I saw no reason to upgrade). I've never had a reason to access the Internet while on the phone.
I have had multiple accounts of typing an email or reading Associated Press and received a call and had to go back into the app I was in. For email at least it was saved for the AP app I had to find the article again and find the article and then start to find where I was interrupted.
That would not work for the new tablet. The return rate would be very large if you are reading a book and another (Apple Approved) app interrupted your reading.
The iPhone is due for Multi Task and the Tablet better have it.
The iPhone numbers (according to Geithner) are going to be stagnant and this quarter because of Android and the Mac sales they made may make them reach their goals.
That would scare the hell out of me if I were an Apple Stock Holder