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Apple patent offers clues to "iPhone"

updated 12:20 pm EDT, Fri September 8, 2006

Apple patent offers clues

Apple's recent patent application for its "multi-functional handheld device" represents the fundamental basis and technology behind the company's much-rumored cell phone efforts, according to American Technology Research senior analyst Shaw Wu. "We believe the device will have a candy bar form factor (as opposed to flip phone) with iPod like functionality, including a clickwheel," Wu wrote in a research note obtained by MacNN. "We remain upbeat on Apple's prospects in building a material cell phone business given its strong brand name, loyal customer base, and unique user experience helped by its clickwheel technology and end-to-end business model." Wu predicts a $2 billion opportunity for Apple, should the company gain just 1 percent share in a billion unit market. The firm maintains its "buy" rating on Apple shares with a $91 price target.




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  1. slammer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    classic type cell-phone?

    using the click-wheel will they emulate a classic (rotary) dial-type phone?

  1. ccsccs7

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Flip

    If it were a flip phone, it could have the click wheel AND a numpad.

  1. chadpengar

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    slider?

    Maybe a cool slider for when you want the numpad. Most of the time you don't -- you either are answering or calling out of your addressbook.

    I hope it is a GSM phone.

  1. chotty

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    touch screen

    all the way...(?)

  1. mr_macbook

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Carrier

    What carrier is it going to have? (Nextel, Verizon, US Cellular, Cingular, Tracfone???)

  1. mr_macbook

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    keypad design

    I think it would be cool to have the scroll wheel be integrated underneath the numpad somehow.

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