John Naughton, in The Observer, has written an interesting piece as to how the iPhone is an importnat failure. The importance lies in its user model – no mobile music operator required – but the failure lies in the fact that the phone has been expected for so long and yet is constricted so as to not negative impact on the iPod range and adds little to the experience other than to add iTunes (and 100 songs) to a mobile phone. John is right but I firmly believe that change in model will prove extremely significant for both digital music services and mobile operators. Now whether Apple will ever be able to breah the world of mobile telephony development and create something a revolutionary or something that has that impact is definitely open to question.

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