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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App Store
by Glynser on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 09:30 UTC
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In my opinion, a very important feature was the App Store. It was indeed possible to install third-party applications on a phone already 10 years ago, but basically no one did.

So the concept of "apps" is not really new, but the way of providing them to the user was. You go to the app store, click on an "install" button, and there you go.

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