Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jun 2012 12:06 UTC
Apple Exactly five years ago today, Apple officially released its entry into the mobile phone market, the iPhone. Immediately loved by customers the world over, ridiculed by the competition, and, in my book, not particularly innovative feature-wise, it changed the mobile phone industry virtually overnight. Love the iPhone or hate the iPhone, its industry-changing impact is evident.
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Before iPhone...
by Verenkeitin on Fri 29th Jun 2012 19:18 UTC
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iPhone ruined phones. I don't have one, but I have a Samsung Galaxy S2. Which is way too much like iPhone (according to Apple).

Before iPhone, phones were build to survive in use without bumpers or extra covers. My S2 will break if I ever drop it on pavement.

Before iPhone, phones were build to work even if you weren't right next to multiple cell towers. My S2 gives up trying to work as a communication device when it gets out of yelling distance from the nearest cell tower.

Before iPhone, phones could come with a stylus for clicking tiny links, selecting text etc. Now that convenience is unacceptably old fashioned.

In short, before iPhone, phones were engineered. Durability, reliability and real usability mattered.

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