Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL)’s next iPhone has yet to be unveiled, but one well-known analyst believes Motorola’s Moto X with all its fancy features won’t woo them away from the company. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said the device just isn’t different enough to pull Apple’s loyal customers away.
Why some say Apple should be threatened
Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc (NYSE:MMI) unveiled the Moto X on Thursday after months of rumors and leaked photos. It features numerous features that just aren’t available on any other device. The main feature so many are excited about is the constant listening mode. It enables the device’s sensors to stay active at all times and listen to receive voice input from the user. The Moto X is actually able to learn what its owner’s voice sounds like and then use voice input to create reminders, look on the web for information, send information and more.
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The device also has some interesting gesture controls, like a camera that can be turned on with a simple flick of the wrist. In addition, the design of the Moto X can be customized through a number of different design options.
Why Munster thinks Apple will be fine
Currently Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone is the best-selling smartphone in the U.S., and Munster doesn’t think that will change. He believes the Moto X will be different enough to change the landscape of Android devices because of all the new features, but he also thinks that Apple fans are loyal enough that they won’t even want to try it.
Munster notes that even though other Android devices have done well sales of the iPhone have not been affected much. In fact, they have continued to surpass the expectations of analysts. Also Munster doesn’t think the Moto X is “significantly different” from other Android devices in order to change the dynamics of the market between the iPhone and Android phones.