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[6]: Comment by WorknMan
by WorknMan on Mon 27th Feb 2012 22:21 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by WorknMan"
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Was it really that bad though?

I don't know, as I didn't own one. But the comparison articles back from early 2007 indicate that the iPhone was a significantly better experience. In pretty much every respect, the LG was just another phone, and wouldn't have been any kind of game changer, even if the iPhone hadn't been released.

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.

Yeah, just like Windows Phone, I don't think it was all that great in the features department. But design-wise, it was a significant step ahead from anything that had come before it.

Edited 2012-02-27 22:22 UTC

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