iPhone = self-inflicted disruption.
Not only does it disrupt the cell phone market – it also leads the way in a movement that eventually means disrupting and then killing off the iPod.
iPhone won’t kill the iPod all by itself – and it won’t happen this year. Or even next.
But it’s clearly the first bold step in a journey that will eventually make the iPod concept – (the solo portable mp3/movie player) obsolete.
The very product that brought Apple mainstream success and adulation is now having it’s death carefully orchestrated by Apple themselves.
And in radio?
PPM, HD Radio, Internet streaming, Satcasters, The Youth problem etc… – all opportunities to re-make our business and invent the NEXT way.
Instead fear, trepidation, worry and a desperateness to “protect” what was and is appear to be the industry’s average reaction.
And if we really think HD Radio = disruption . . . consider what “HD Radio” might look like if it were made by a 3rd party not tied to protecting the current interests of the radio industry. What if HD Radio were invented by a company or group of independent radicals whose sole interest was to make the radio listening experience BETTER for listeners rather than preserve and protect the group owners?
Think TiVo – not TV Guide.