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iPhone Through The Years: Visual Tour

A look at where the iPhone has come from and where it's going.
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What's most intriguing about the iPhone 4S is not the phone itself but Siri, a software-based personal assistant based on technology Apple acquired last year. Siri represents a bold bid to leap ahead of Google in the realm of voice-based interaction. As demonstrated by Apple, Siri looks like a convenient way to interact with one's phone to perform a limited number of tasks, like setting the alarm clock, sending text messages, and rearranging one's calendar entries. What remains to be seen is whether it's really more efficient than touch-based interaction, whether people feel comfortable using it, and whether it's flexible enough to execute a broad range of tasks.

If it works, it might just be the revolution that people have come to expect from Apple. If not, well, Google will help people dig up old jokes about the Apple Newton and its handwriting recognition skills.

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Jack Lean II
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10/6/2011 | 6:55:49 PM
re: iPhone Through The Years: Visual Tour
Isn't it a tad hyperbolic to write an article about the iPhone "through the years" when the goofy thing was introduced in 2007?

Jeez, the level of mawkish obsession with the iPhone is beyond explanation.
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10/6/2011 | 6:00:21 PM
re: iPhone Through The Years: Visual Tour
"Consumers barely noticed."..... ARE YOU KIDDING?!? More than half of the people I know that have had iPhone 4 NOTICED the antenna issue...

I love how biased these notes are for the slide show. NOT.

Here, have another glass of the Apple cool-aide.

And how is Siri revolutionary, if Apple had to buy someone esle out to acquire and roll it into their product?!? I thought Apple prided themselves in creating everything from scratch, going against the flow of "industry standards"??

Don't get me wrong, the iPhone is a "fun" device for the masses, but it is not THAT great.
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