Apparently none of you guys realize how bad of an idea a touch-screen is on a phone. I foresee some pretty obvious and pretty major problems here. I’ll be keeping my Samsung A707, thanks. It’s smaller, it’s got a protected screen, and it’s got proper buttons. And it’s got all the same features otherwise. (Oh, but it doesn’t run a bloatware OS that was never designed for a phone).
This gem was written in 2007 just after the launch of the original iPhone. And since then the naysayers have not stopped. Every year the critics pile in to complain that Apple is no longer innovative, that this or that competitor is going to kill Cupertino’s finest before the end of the season. So far, every year the iPhone has confounded the pundits and brought home the dollars to Apple’s warchest. Now veteran commentator Walt Mossberg, formerly the Wall Street Journal’s resident Jobslicker and all-round Apple evangelist, is sounding the knell of doom when referring to the 2016 upgrade to the iPhone: “That smartphone better be great.”
Techopinions has gathered together a staggering list of misinformed iPhone commentary from many sources over the past nine years. It makes compelling reading.