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Thomas Claburn
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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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The iPhone 4 was released in June, 2010, and was quickly embroiled in a debate about the extent to which holding the phone in a certain way could hinder call reception. Dubbed "antennagate," the issue became an example of poor crisis management. The solution offered by then CEO Steve Jobs--"Just avoid holding it that way"--only made matters worse and Jobs ended up addressing the matter head-on in a press conference the following month by acknowledging that Apple and its phones are not perfect. And neither are other phones, many of which exhibit similar reception issues.

Consumers barely noticed. They liked the sharper screen and other improvements. The iPhone 4 has been selling well since it was released.

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Jack Lean II
Jack Lean II,
User Rank: Apprentice
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.
User Rank: Apprentice
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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