Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 17:53 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Jobs called Android a 'stolen product', but theft can be a tricky concept when talking about innovation. The iPhone didn't emerge fully formed from Jobs's head. Rather, it represented the culmination of incremental innovation over decades - much of which occurred outside of Cupertino." Nothing particularly new in there for regular OSNews readers, but still handy to have it in one place.
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RE[5]: Comment by WorknMan
by Laurence on Mon 27th Feb 2012 09:27 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by WorknMan"
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They were probably developed at the same time.

You mean like how Android and iOS were developed at the same time too. But obviously many Apple fans prefer to ignore that little fact

And besides, from all accounts, the LG Prada was a piece of crap ;)

Was it really that bad though? I mean the original iPhone wasn't that great either: lack of MMS, multitasking, copy/paste and even 3rd party app support made for a pretty crappy "smart" phone.

Granted these things did (eventually) get fixed, but I honestly think if anyone other than Apple had released a the original iPhone, it wouldn't have sold even half as well.

Edited 2012-02-27 09:30 UTC

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