The ubiquitous über-device seems to both have it all and have no peer--yet. Apple's revamped iPhone, which launched in July to much fanfare and then some sour reviews because of its sometimes-unreliable connection to AT&T Mobility's 3G HSPA network, remains popular. It is the top seller for a few key reasons: the scope of its functions (including being both a phone and an iPod, its accelerometer functionality and having Google Maps and a whole host of applications available from the Apple App Store); its style, including its sleek look; and in general, the aura around the brand. When analysts talk about an IPK--an iPhone Killer--they mean something that will have the same brand recognition as the iPhone. So far, in that respect, it remains peerless.
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