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[2]: Comment by spiderman
by zima on Sun 2nd Sep 2012 23:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by spiderman"
zima
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Riiight, that must be why, in the first year, Apple denied the need for iPhone native apps... announcing and subsequently enabling that only when pushed, when confronted with the reality of people doing it themselves anyway.

"Brilliant strategy" revisionist history BS... (sure, I know it's standard with Apple fans, but you could at least not do it with so recent events, wait at least a decade or so) The vigorous iOS ecosystem was largely an accident, certainly not planned by Apple beforehand.

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