Apple will up-date the iPhone (they already have 2 up-dates in the wings). These up-dates WILL deal with issues they see as important to US!
- If a bigger better camera is important, and we as users, are ok with the fact, the camera will need more memory to hold these pictures / videos, AND we are willing to pay more for this memory - then Apple WILL up-date the camera.
- If more memory is needed, so we can download and store more music, then Apple will increase the amount of memory available for the iPhone. Hell they may even offer a unit, that has memory cards? but we'll have to be ok with the fact it cost MORE, and may not last as long on a battery charge.
Apple WILL NOT take a back sit to any other phone company in the area of design and feature - it just won't happen. Will some of these companies be first out with some of these features - hell yes, after all, they are ALL currently trying to catch and pass Apple, so they NEED to offer more, which just fules Apples need to come up with something better, bigger, faster and if we are lucky less money.
I believe within the next few re-visions, we'll see the iPhone take a price jump, BUT only because Apple will announce a Very Basic model at under $100.00.
This will allow every kid on the block to own a iPhone. This model will be a PHONE - No more, no less, but a cool Phone it will be. And they WILL do this, because it will make it easier to up-sell to the next model up, which will be bigger, better and faster.
So Apple currently has what 4 or 5 iPod models - BECAUSE there is a market place for each of these models. Apple WILL do the same with the iPhone it really is that simple.
And most of the other phone manufactures, will not try to match Apple one for one, as they will not see it as smart, but boy they will piss and moan because they are loosing market share to Apple.
As consumers, all of this is good for us. We get all kinds of great new toys to choose from, and many different models. The down side is, how fast will they come out, and how long will folks wait in-between new models before needing to, wanting to, choosing to purchase that new toy.