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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RE[2]: App Store
by Glynser on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 07:19 UTC in reply to "RE: App Store"
Glynser
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Yeah maybe I'm a bit misinformed, but to my perceived observation, before the iPhone, no one except for freaks or maybe some business users installed apps on their phones. Most people simply used what was already installed, or maybe installed 1 or 2 additional games or something like that (but never played them). Now since the iPhone, everyone seems to have tons of apps on their phones, and there also exist much more apps than before, e.g. every major website has their own app now, which is basically just a smartphone-friendly version of their web service, but this is something I have never really seen before the iPhone.

And btw I'm not an Apple fanboy ;) I don't really like them but I think they've really made a huge step with the whole "apps" infrastructure, at least to my personal observation.

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