As one of the owners of the computer with a phone in it….
I can attest to the fact that the sucker works and grows on ya…..
I had to get one with this place calling for my attention and me not having ready access to a computer at work…..
But the REAL reason is…..
I was the only one in my family that had a flip phone and texting on that thing was a no go…..
The circle is now complete…
This place comes to ya via a iMac….
So Apple has me….
And after fighting it….
The WHOLE Dog family has iPhones also…..
What can I say?
It was five years ago today that the very first iPhone owners felt the addictive iGot-it rush of the hottest gadget on the planet at that time, Apple’s revolutionary device.
More than just an iPod that makes calls, the iPhone’s debut and success shifted the already co-dependent relationship between people and their phones to more of a symbiotic synergy, encouraging and ushering in what has becoming a radical shift in digital lifestyle.
The iPhone: 5 years running
Though, when it was announced in early 2007, not everyone was sold. The folks at Research in Motion, which was having much better days back then, didn’t believe what Apple was showing in the iPhone was even possible, according to reports.
Others just didn’t believe it would resonate. Among them, David Platt wrote on his Suckbusters blog: “The forthcoming (June 29) release of the Apple iPhone is going to be a bigger marketing flop thanIshtar and Waterworld (dating myself again, aren’t I) combined.”
Bloomberg News columnist Matthew Lynn made a pronouncement declaring the iPhone “nothing more than a luxury bauble that will appeal to a few gadget freaks.” “Apple will sell a few to its fans, but the iPhone won’t make a long-term mark on the industry,” he wrote in 2007.
Well, the iPhone has more than made its mark, reaching beyond gadget freaks to resonate with the generational bookends from tiny tots to grandparents.
Five years, five iterations and many millions of iPhone units later, the mere mention of speculative details for the next iPhone — however wildly improbable or ridiculous — still whips the Web into a frenzy, a reaction that hasn’t really found its equal among competitors…..
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