What made the iPhone 4 so wildly successful?
Personally, I do not believe it was any of the items I listed, at least, not any one of them. I believe that the popularity of Apple's latest consumer offerings is the result of consumer backlash against the geek elite culture. For so many years, geeks told regular people what they should buy and saddled them with features and specs that did nothing but confuse and insure dependency. Apple has provided the masses with technological freedom to use their devices without having to call an expert. The iPhone 4 is the latest example of Apple putting power user tools in the hands of average people. It is an incredible sense of empowerment.