Not sure if this has been posted, but I just read that the IPhone is going to the T-Mobile network in about 3 months. This in it self is a pretty large growth area for Apple in my opinion. Plus with them releasing the iphone in a bunch of new foreign markets and the strong possibility of a deal with China Mobile, I think its going to be a pretty good year for Apple. I hope they don't release an Iphone "mini" , I'd like to see them just offer the iphone 4 with a different casing and maybe less memory as a cheaper alternative for the foreign markets. What do you guys think?
I like your idea of the 4 being offered perhaps in a different case, being able to reduce cost (to preserve margins), but the key to it is that product is specifically for China ... much like how car companies such as Ford may have a European model that is not available in the U. S. and vice versa. I guess we will see how this plays out.