Apple’s influence on high-tech markets has long exceeded the company’s relatively small market share, and nowhere is that more obvious than in the wireless phone market. Barely a year after it introduced the original iPhone, Apple (AAPL) has redefined the wireless handset,” Stephen H. Wildstrom reports for BusinessWeek.
“And with the impending shipment of a new version that should put the iPhone in the mainstream of consumer and business markets worldwide, Apple is extending its sway over much larger players such as Nokia and Samsung,” Wildstrom reports.
“The most immediate impact of the iPhone has been on hardware design, encouraging a rash of imitators with big touchscreens,” Wildstrom reports. “That includes the new Samsung Instinct, which Sprint Nextel has been billing as an iPhone killer.
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