The iPhone is a huge freaking success on so many levels. For the English impaired (I count 6 just in the replies) I'm laughing at the ridiculousness of those past statements (clearly false and made by other people). There were 2 people replying who understood this post. I really don't understand OCN sometimes.
"There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance. It's a $500 subsidized item. They may make a lot of money. But if you actually take a look at the 1.3 billion phones that get sold, I'd prefer to have our software in 60% or 70% or 80% of them, than I would to have 2% or 3%, which is what Apple might get."
Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, 30 April 2007
"The iPhone is nothing more than a luxury bauble that will appeal to a few gadget freaks. In terms of its impact on the industry, the iPhone is less relevant. "
for more fun reading google "why the ipad will fail" or why the apple tablet will fail.
How are these people still rich? Not from making good products or being smart.