These old threads are entertainment gems. I only wish there was a program that could make it easier to find.
Here is a great comment from a MR poster right after the iPhone was announced in 2007. "It'll be interesting to look back on this thread in a few years, much like we do today with the famous Thread #500, and see how people's gut reactions match up with reality." ~WildCowboy, Jan 9, 2007, 01:06 PM
The thread does start out fairly positive on the iPhone, as it should be because it was so revolutionary, but remember it's MR and there are 41 pages. The shortsighted anger will creep in if you keep reading. I bet the real hatred was on Moto, Nokia, Blackberry, and Palm forums about what a crap device it was.
edit: Here is a great gem detailing why the iPhone can't possibly succeed in a world where something as awesome as the Nokia N95 exists.Edited by SolipsismX - 7/23/12 at 6:49pm