Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 17:53 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Jobs called Android a 'stolen product', but theft can be a tricky concept when talking about innovation. The iPhone didn't emerge fully formed from Jobs's head. Rather, it represented the culmination of incremental innovation over decades - much of which occurred outside of Cupertino." Nothing particularly new in there for regular OSNews readers, but still handy to have it in one place.
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From many to one
by Not2Sure on Sat 25th Feb 2012 03:31 UTC
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2009-12-07

The market before and after the iPhone: http://t.co/wz9TpipC

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RE: From many to one
by cyrilleberger on Sat 25th Feb 2012 06:46 in reply to "From many to one"
cyrilleberger Member since:
2006-02-01

You do realize that your pictures on the right side is made of mostly 90% of feature phones who still looks very much like that ? (And still amount for the majority of the sales in the world).

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RE[2]: From many to one
by Neolander on Sat 25th Feb 2012 07:53 in reply to "RE: From many to one"
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2010-03-08

+1 but I'd say left side instead ;)

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RE[2]: From many to one
by zima on Thu 1st Mar 2012 19:02 in reply to "RE: From many to one"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Not only "before" still dominates - it also includes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:LG_KE850_Prada_Hauptmen├╝.jpg , one of fairly loud premieres quite some time before the iPhone
(so it could be "before and after LG Prada" as well; also, it's a bit stupid 1) to include handsets spanning around a decade in the "before" category 2) miss the possibility that, perhaps, large touchscreens were hardly feasible for most of that time & Apple essentially waited for the tech enabling them, with the convenience of not having to support the baggage of ~legacy solutions ...while (still) purposefully ignoring vast majority of mobile users)


Anyway, in the words of Woo-Young Kwak, head of LG Mobile Handset R&D Center:

We consider that Apple copied the Prada phone after the design was unveiled when it was presented in the iF Design Award and won the prize in September 2006.

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