Friday, June 29, 2012

Happy 5th birthday iPhone

On the occasion of the iPhone's 5th birthday, I thought it would be interesting to reread the Apple press release introducing the device. Some reviewers, and most competitors, highlighted that there was really nothing new there and, the press release reinforced it by noting it's a "widescreen iPod, an Internet communications device, and a revolutionary phone". Of course, the revolution was combining these elements behind a UI which redefined the way people interacted with their phones. Point and tap replacing hunt and click captured the phone business, undermined the laptop world, and has stalled the desktop market.

Almost as a throwaway, it had a camera too.

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