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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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 26th Aug 2012 15:19 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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Point me to where I claim it is NOT a milestone. Please. Do so.

Of course the iPhone is a milestone - it had a huge impact. However, it's not a milestone because it did anything new or for the first time; it did things better. And rightfully so Apple got rewarded for it.

I've said so in countless articles. You appear to be putting words into my mouth because you have no way to address the actual article at hand.

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