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So Who Thought the iPhone Would Fail?

So Who Thought the iPhone Would Fail?

To err is human. But for those who predicted the iPhone would fail before its launch three years ago, hindsight makes these critics’ errors look even more spectacular. A choice collection of so-called iPhone deathwatch quotes follows, with highlights collected by CNN Money from APPL Investors:

“We’ve learned and struggled for a few years here figuring out how to make a decent phone. PC guys are not going to just figure this out. They’re not going to just walk in.” Palm CEO Ed Colligan, commenting on then-rumored Apple iPhone, 16 Nov 2006
“Apple is slated to come out with a new phone… …read more

The iPod Dealt With a Lot of Hate During It’s Debut

November 5, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Portable Audio

The iPod Dealt With a Lot of Hate During It’s Debut

Apple fans remember October 23, 2001 as the debut of the first ever iPod. Turns out right on the day of its launch, people were already dissing what’s easily Apple’s most successful product line as “just another MP3 player”. Get ready to feel smug folks, for hindsight always is, and dismissive thoughts were saved for posterity at the MacRumors forums:

elitemacor: “iPoop… iCry. I was so hoping for something more.”
WeezerX80: “Great just what the world needs, another freaking MP3 player. Go Steve! Where’s the Newton?!”
Pants: “hey – heres an idea Apple – rather than enter the world of gimmicks and toys, …read more


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