Originally Posted by fraklinc
Its like some of these guys hate it so much they have nightmares of it,
Dam, if you hate it that much dont even talk about it, do anyone remember the 5gb iPod
it was price at around $499 and the 20gb around $599 and they sold
millions of then, so I really dont see apple having a problem with the iPhone,
unless att wires the entire us with 3G with a year which I find imposible to do
Actually, You're wrong.
FYI: The iPod 5GB costed $399 in October 2001, the 10GB did $499 in March 2002.
I don't consider the iPhone's $499 pricetag extremely high, though.
No new Apple product had a good launch. (until now, that is)
The Macintosh didn't sell well in it's early years.
But it revolutionized the graphic industry and, because of the lack of better solutions, became the dominant player in this market. It took MS a decade to get something comparable on the market: Dos-based Windows 95. After that, the Mac lost its momentum.
Got canceled in 1998 after sucking up billions of R&D dollars.
Pen-based computing sucks (Don't tell Microsoft, though)
The iPod sold less than 6 million in the first 3 years of its existence.
Apple sold a lot more Macs in the same time.
In the next 3 years they sold 104 million iPods.
The problem with the iPhone isn't the product itself, it is the unrealistic unreasonable expectations people have of it.
It's a new, first gen, rev A product. It isn't flawless.
But it is the best new, first gen, rev A product ever introduced by Apple.
It had an unbelievable good start although there was no magic involved.
By the way: This FUD-writing muggle should have known that a wizards-child gets it magical power when it grows older, not in 2 days.