The iPhone receives lukewarm reception

On September 7, Motorola announced the new ROKR phone that will carry Apple's popular iTunes music software.

On September 7, Motorola announced the new ROKR phone that will carry Apple's popular iTunes music software.

Dubbed the "iPhone," the much-anticipated announcement was greeted with mixed reactions from journalists and analysts. Questions abounded about the battery power required to run both a phone and music player, as well as the 100-song limit. It may have been a strategic move by Apple to simultaneously announce the iPod Nano, the replacement for its popular iPod Mini.

Most frequent messages

1. The iPod phone isn't perfect, but it's a good start

2.iPod Nano upstaged iPhone announcement

3. Apple may need to create its own phone in the near future

4. 100-song limitation may deter heavy music listeners

5. Any fallout from the iPhone should not affect the iPod or iTunes brands

Based on 610 print, online, and broadcast media articles from September 2-5, 2005

Evaluation and analysis by Biz360

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