Steve Jobs on Cameraphones

Here’s an interesting quote from this interview with Steve Jobs by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. Jobs is talking about raising the “average price per user” of mobile phones, and how cameraphones aren’t having their intended effect:

As an example, carriers make money by putting cameras in their phones — if consumers ship out the photos. But users aren’t sending photos around. Now, whether that’s because until recently you couldn’t send them across carriers or because the user interface is so crazy, nobody knows. I don’t know why, but it’s not happening.

Link from Dragos.


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David Richardson on August 8, 2005 - 04:07 Permalink

Or, perhaps, because it is simply too expensive and doesn’t add any value beyond syncing then e-mailing?