The Washington Times declares Apple iPhone 3GS ‘Product of the Decade’

Apple Online Store “Been to Home Depot lately? They’ve got the Christmas stuff out. Ditto for Costco and probably Target. Christmas, the day, may “come but once a year,” but the holiday season began in, what, July?Been to Home Depot lately? They’ve got the Christmas stuff out. Ditto for Costco and probably Target. Christmas, the day, may “come but once a year,” but the holiday season began in, what, July,” Mark A. Kellner writes for The Washington Times.

“I feel led to do something never done before by your columnist during 18 holiday seasons, short, long or otherwise. While I’ve always selected some ‘product(s) of the year,’ I’ve never anointed one as a ‘product of the decade.’ Though this particular product first appeared in 2007, its impact has been large enough to overshadow just about everything else that has come on the market since Jan. 1, 2000,” Kellner writes.

“Of course, it’s Apple Inc.’s iPhone, now in its third iteration, the iPhone 3GS, released on June 19. More and more, I’m convinced that this tiny, still-less-than-5-ounce, color-screened marvel is just that, a marvelous creation. In many ways, it could (and does) replace even a lightweight notebook computer for many daily tasks, putting computing in a whole different sphere,” Kellner writes. “You could say the iPhone is, more than any of its current competitors, a Swiss Army knife of mobile devices.”

Kellner writes, “Nothing else I’ve seen so far marries so many functions in so small a package. Nothing else I’ve seen is easier to use or has as wide a range of accessories and peripherals, let alone so many applications that can be added easily. In short, the iPhone has changed the way many of us look at computing, and that may happen only once or twice in a lifetime and certainly not more than once in a decade.”

Full article – recommended – here.

MacDailyNews Take: And there you have it: Steve Jobs has changed the world yet again. We simply cannot imagine going about our daily business without our iPhones.

31 Comments

  1. Even those who, for whatever reason, prefer Android, Symbian, or “other” phone operating systems would not have devices anywhere near as useful as they have without the iPhone. Multi touch screens? Motion sensors? What place do they have on a cell phone?

  2. I’ll say it again, one day the iPhone will become the great leveler, in that once the device is available from all the major carriers this device will level the playing field for customer service.

    Imagine using the iPhone as the defacto standard with which to compare services across the board?

    Go APPL!

  3. It’s about time that somebody besides the Apple faithful recognized the iPhone for the revolutionary product it really is. Someday, when the rest of the market has caught up a little, the iPhone may have many worthy competitors; but today, it is clearly in a class by itself.

  4. Obviously this moron hasn’t used Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6.5. It runs on a wide variety of phones that feature replaceable batteries and you can run mobile versions of Microsoft Office apps. Pretty cool. There’s even a version of Internet Explorer and when you want to let your hair down you can play your favorite WMA music files.

    Nice try, MAC, but Microsoft has already been there, done that. Product of the decade? Anything that runs Windows Mobile. Suck it, MAC dorks.

    Your potential. Our passion.™

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