Apple’s iPhone ‘preverberations’ rock cell phone industry

Apple Store“It says something about the state of the cellphone industry that the product looming largest over the annual wireless show doesn’t even exist yet. Never mind that it’s coming from a company that’s never even made a cellphone,” Bruce Meyerson reports for The Associated Press.

Meyerson reports, “Indeed, the ‘preverberations’ from Apple Inc.’s plan to bring its addictive design simplicity and elegance to wireless with the iPhone is palpable across a good many announcements slated for CTIA Wireless 2007, which opens on Tuesday.”

“While the prototype that Apple unveiled back in January instantly drew drools with its slender, sleek looks, the real test will be whether the iPhone’s large touch-screen interface rewrites the rules for ease of use when it becomes available in June,” Meyerson reports.

In his full article, Meyerson covers a bunch of upcoming devices that each sound like non-winning high school science fair entries next to Apple’s iPhone – with a Morgan Fairchild reference, no less – here. Sliding physical keyboards? How quaint!

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  1. I made a paper mache volcano once that had a bottle in the middle which you put baking soda in and then poured vinegar with red food dye color and it made foamy lava..

    As amaturish as that was, it was a hell of a lot more entertaining than the junk phones the also-ran iPhone wish they were’s are still crapping out.

  2. I know that Apple has never made a mobile phone, but hasn’t the factory that makes the iPhone; haven’t they made cell phones before? I mean, does Motorola make their own phones or is that just all sent off-shore to be made too?

    Also, I’ve heard that people in Asia and the EU have mobile phones that do all kinds of things that the cell phones here in the U.S. aren’t able to do, and that the main restrictions are placed on them by the servers. Does anyone here know if that’s true or not?

    It’s obvious that the iPhone is going to kick butt this Summer. Apple isn’t even going to be able to keep up with demand again, just like they always do with their Macs. I see the excitement everywhere that I go.

  3. I agree with Drunk Cheney. These cell phone manufacturers (other than Motorola, at times) have no creativity in design or function. I have a new LG that replaced my 3-yr old LG phone and its worse than my old one!

  4. Hey, hey, heeeayyy! The iPhone will go down in flames next to Windows Mobile 6 smart phones. WM6 is the best mobile Windows version yet! It also allows developers to write software that enables WM6 smart phones to do more. The iPhone is a security risk to corporate servers, doesn’t do Exchange, and has NO KEYBOARD!!!!!

  5. For whatever it is worth. I was talking to Cingular the other day while trying to fix a mistake on my bill and was chatting with the lady about the iPhone. My contract is up in June and I was asking about renewing it with new phones. She told me that insurance WOULD NOT be available with the new iPhone. Not that I was going to get one anyway, but like I said, for whatever…….

  6. iPhone is not even a product yet but hte world can’t stop talking about it. This weekend we had a one page “article” (not very accurate) on the iPhone in the suplement to my local newspaer. This is a spanish Magazine and a Canarian newspaper we are talking about.

    Funy thing is, the article states Steve Jobs, president of Apple, as the inventor of the iPod in 2001. Nowhere in the whole story is a word about computers.

    MW: “first” – this is the first time in 15 years that I see a one page story about an Apple (will be) product in this Magazine

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