Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Aug 2012 10:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In light of the jury verdict in Apple vs. Samsung, the one-liners and jokes flew back and forth. One in particular, by Dan Frakes, has been copied and pasted all over the web, and it goes like this: "When the iPhone debuted, it was widely criticized for having no buttons/keys. Now people think the iPhone's design is 'obvious'." This is a very common trend in this entire debate that saddens me to no end: the iPhone is being compared to simple feature phones, while in fact, it should be compared to its true predecessor: the PDA. PDAs have always done with few buttons.
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by MOS6510 on Sun 26th Aug 2012 15:12 UTC
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I don't think any large group of people is saying the iPhone started mobile computing. What the iPhone did is mark a shift in what people expect from a mobile phone.

It is a milestone and Thom & co trying for 5 years to prove it isn't kind of proves it is.

Soon the next iPhone will arrive. It will be disappointing, mark the end of Apple, be ridiculed, it will be pointed out it has new features that Android already has and sell more units than the previous iPhone. As usual.

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