“Some think that the hype surrounding the Apple iPhone started in January of 2007, but that’s not true. The hype started many years ago, perhaps before creating such a device was even a twinkle in Steve Jobs’ eye. After so many years of rumors about the mythical iPhone, so many fake (or scrapped?) mockups, so many fake (or scrapped) names, and a brief experiment with the now-failed Motorola ROKR, Apple finally went ahead and launched the device that Apple fans have been craving since the beginning of time—or at least since Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997 and killed off the Newton,” Jacqui Cheng, Clint Ecker, and Ken Fisher report for Ars Technica.
“And of course, to do something simultaneously predictable and shocking, the company called the device by its long-rumored, but never-quite-accepted nickname, the ‘iPhone.’ The iPhone is now out and promises to revolutionize the way we use our phones forever. You don’t have to love it; you don’t even have to like it. You will, however, be witness to a great upheaval in the mobile communications business because of it,” Cheng, Ecker, and Fisher report.
Read Ars Technica’s massive, comprehensive review of Apple’s iPhone, which they award a score of “a big, juicy 8” out of 10, here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jeff” for the heads up.]