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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Bill Shooter of Bul
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I would add a few other special things the iPhone had

It wasn't controlled by the carriers. It still isn't. No carrier crapware, guaranteed access to OS upgrades. Wherever you buy an iPhone, no matter who from, it's the same phone.

This is the number one reason why it succeeded: independence from carriers. It was difficutl for them to give up control of the software and their stupid ringtone stores, but we are all better off because of apple's move.

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