on the contrary, IMO they tend to lose more from something like this... (and they are last in need of publicity)...the last time this happened, the prototype Iphone was bought by some tech forum for $5K ... Though, the actually conclusion and inference here would be that Iphone 5 is coming (which everyone already knew )
heh. apple iphone 4 still has little competition in the market. majority of owners of iphone are those who would NOT BUY a device powered by another platform. there is a very minor user base who would switch to android. in any case, iphone 5 would have enough to keep the critics quite. it would probably be faster than the current edition. would feature a much better camera. frankly speaking there is little missing in iPhone 4 that can be fixed right now.
^I sometimes feel that all those hardcore apple users are like sheep's herded by the 'cowboy' steve jobs. They don't even look at the competition.I think they well go for one 'bang' feature like 3D disp./3D camera too keep up with apple fame...
well apple usually does not respond to competition. for the last couple of years, they have been setting the standards. and the competition takes a long time to come close. iphone 4 display is still hard to match. macbook pro battery life is hard to match. ipad price and battery life is hard to match. macbook air has been available for so long. we just are seeing the arrival of usable ultrabooks from PC manufacturers. and most of these would cost as much as the air... which one would you buy?