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...what does that even mean? yes, in 2007 the iphone came out, very good.
it seems like apple has to be the first one to get to products and do it right to make other manufacturers actually give a crap and make something competetive. Jobs wasnt an engineer, but he knew how to take a product that was on the market already and mold it into something easy/fun to use, reliable and market it to peoples wants and needs perfectly. i own an iphone 4, and ive owned an ipod, ipad and macbook pro and i love all of them (dont flame me, i recently sold my macbook to get a lenovo thinkpad for school). i do miss the macbook though lol

So from your post we have established that you are biased towards apple. Your right he did mold the iphone into something ppl wanted. News flash android flipped the script and is now giving ppl what they want not what steve wanted. Rule number one in business the customer is always right even if they are wrong. Meaning that you cater to them. You give them what they want.
Edited by Digitallag - 10/20/11 at 10:52pm
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Apple ,iPhone and iOS really did set a bar for standard...where would samsung been if there was no iphone and android...they would have sucking around with their ugly touch wiz and android would never been like this what it is now today if there was no iOS nor windows mobile OS......even MACBOOKs.....there's no denying that we love that sexy unibody design....HP ENVY,samsung ,DEll almost eveyone tried to approach or did copied apple's design...
     
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This won't make me more or less interest in the iphone 5. So what if a dude worked on it? I only care about the real product. This is like people buying something cause a celebrity sat on it or ate half of it. In this case Steve Job worked on it, that means it's MAGICAL!
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The smartphone and portable mp3 player are two of the most revolutionary electronic devices ever.
*facepalm*
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I'm no apple fan, but I disagree. Steve is the guy who helped bring about lots of those changes. Your argument could be made for most scientific advances as well. If some Nobel Prize winning scientist never did his research somebody else eventually would have made that discovery. That doesn't change the fact that the scientist was the first one to do it.

The smartphone and portable mp3 player are two of the most revolutionary electronic devices ever and Steve pioneered both of them. I think the aluminum unibody laptops are also pretty revolutionary.
Dood no. Comparing what a nobel prize winning scientist does to what Steve did is completely bananas. Steve didn't really 'pioneer' anything since the 80's. He didn't really invent anything either. He took what was already there and gave it regular consumer appeal. That's not being revolutionary that's being a great salesman. He was a tech nerd that wasn't too snobby or elitists to make his products easier to use.

Again, you're cheapening the word, revolutionary, by using it in the same sentence as an aluminum unibody laptop. There's nothing 'revolutionary' about that.

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I don't understand why people are obsessing over this. Not to be rude guys, but the man was a CEO of Apple. He wasn't the second coming of jesus or anything. I nearly died laughing the other day after I went to the mall and walked passed the Apple store to see people bawling their eyes out and placing flowers in front of the store... Pathetic. Its not like you knew the man personally...
Group think mentality. It really shows how simple the human mind is sometimes. It scares me that these same people vote.

Meanwhile good ol' Steve was using damn near slave labor, including teens. He could have demanded better work conditions but the man was about his money. Nothing wrong with that but don't expect me to act like a Mother Teresa/MLK/Ghandi-type died when it was simply a regular guy.
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Before the iphone what other touchscreen smartphones were there with a full internet browser?

What other touchscreen phones were there in 2007? Or even 2008? THERE WERE NONE.

When the iphone was shown, every single company had to play catchup. Every other touchscreen phone after the iphone is based on the iphone in some way. Android itself, wouldn't exist if not for the iphone.

If not for the iphone and Steve Jobs vision, we'd still be using this(the most popular phone of 2006):

post #27 of 66
Very 1st Android device wasn't released until Oct 22, 2008. More than 1 year after iphone. HTC Dream aka Tmobile G1.
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Dennis Ritchie died a week ago and I didn't even see a TV report on news, or 45 threads about him poping out on every tech related forum arround the world. And Ritchie really changed the world, Jobs was a genius and an impressive salesman, a true visionary, but a world changer? hell no, sorry.

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Me too. I already have my iPhone 4 and 4S and my iPod touch and my iPad 2 and my iMac... you can tell my now I am an Apple fan... steve jobs changed my life for ever. I cannot wait to own my iPhone 5. But after that I plan to buy android and windows products because I don't care about Apple if no jobs there to change my life.
I rarely get trolled, but I truly can't tell if serious here.
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Before the iphone what other touchscreen smartphones were there with a full internet browser?

What other touchscreen phones were there in 2007? Or even 2008? THERE WERE NONE.

When the iphone was shown, every single company had to play catchup. Every other touchscreen phone after the iphone is based on the iphone in some way. Android itself, wouldn't exist if not for the iphone.

If not for the iphone and Steve Jobs vision, we'd still be using this(the most popular phone of 2006):

Do you remember what the iPhone was actually like when it was first released though?

A lot of you seem to infer today's iPhone's features and qualities onto the first ones released. Yes, they were pretty sweet, but they didn't really have anything in the way of software at the time and functionally they were just an iPod that could call people with a touch screen.

They did an awesome job, don't get me wrong, but I feel like people grossly misrepresent it.

Secondly, that Motorola flip phone wasn't even remotely close to what you could get for a phone IN THE SAME PRICE RANGE AS APPLE. PocketPC, Blackberries, Palm, there was tons of stuff very similar to the iPhone...just not as slickly packaged and without a cult demographic to "market" to. Those other companies sold devices to pragmatic, business types with no real brand loyalty.

That's really what Apple has going for it in the end. No matter what they make, several million will sell, guaranteed, 100%, no matter what. It gives them the ability to try things that others can't necessarily.

Have a look at this Wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPAQ

iPaq was around YEARS before the iPhone and did everything that the phone did, except using a stylus.

That was a truly incredible device back in 2000.
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