I wonder how can other phones kill a product that isnt already out yet. Most of the people saying the iphone will fail havent even touched one and with the limited information we have, they are just guessing based on looks.
Perhaps one of the worst insights came from this article
In it, the author make numerous claim about how the iphone wont succeed and how apple should pull it off the market. Some of his claim are as follows
Has this not been the goal of the electronics industry for the past years. Just 5 years ago with the camera phone we saw this. And all the next gen counsels are moving towards a more media center feel. I would have to say that the market wants more integration, as long as the features are not reduced to much.
The black berry has "2d" scrolling. the iphone has 3d scrolling not to mention a multi touch display. Multi touch displays are also a lot more sensitive so it will not be hard to use. He also seems to ignore the iPhone's sensor that turns off the phone at certain distances. He is thinking more about how things were in the past. Also remember he has not touched the iphone
Here is his solution:
Everyone is always claiming they can already do that with current devices. However this is not true as they are most likely referring to using 5 devices. Also, i would like to see some of these devices that these people refer to. What other phone has a good multi touch display and a great UI as well as many other smaller features
Why cant everyone just let the iphone come out before they make rash judgments about it. They cant seem to accept that apple, seemingly, made a great product that they dont own yet. Despite their intention these articles just generate even more hype.
And also, he calls the iPhone apples first flop, I guess he forgot about the 90s.