First four original iPhone reviewers reminisce about the first time they touched Apple’s revolutionary device

“Ten years ago this week, the iPhone arrived in stores — and the world was never the same,” CBS News reports. “Because of the iPhone, we now take it for granted that we’re on the Internet all of the time. Because of the iPhone, we have everything from an old Radio Shack ad in our pockets: Computer, calculator, camcorder, alarm clock, phone, music player, answering machine, and tape recorder.”

“Two weeks before the phone went on sale, Apple quietly handed iPhones to four tech reporters to review: Steven Levy, editor in chief of Backchannel, who worked at Newsweek at the time; Ed Baig, of USA Today; Walt Mossberg, the executive editor of The Verge, who was then at the Wall Street Journal; and [David] Pogue, [tech critic for Yahoo Finance], then of The New York Times,” CBS News reports. “In celebration of the iPhone’s tenth birthday, the first four people outside Apple ever to use an iPhone sat down to reminisce.”

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    1. Hence the reason Monkey Boy’s no longer the CEO, among many doofus bad judgment reasons. Zune had as much traction as a brown slippery eel. The terminally non-cool perception factor will dog Microsoft until the end if it’s days. It’s not and never will be in their DNA.

      1. Perhaps Sinofsky too who was the main push behind “Windows everywhere.”

        Amusingly, now Sinof. is writing glowingly about all Apple products.

    2. This is why no one should take anything that Bald Ballmer says seriously. He was so shortsighted to think that smartphones were a passing fad, and that the clunky PDAs of the day had any future at all. They didn’t even go the smartphone route until 2010, when it already was proven that iPhone would be the future. His “prediction” of killing M$ killing off Google is also hilarious too, as even Fragmandroid is eating up Windoze Phony’s market share. Not even Nutella can fix what Ballmer created.

  1. Sadly, they were not really working in total secrecy. Hidden in plain sight, a scumbag thief and traitor hid within the ranks of Apple’s Board of Directors. He, who shall not be named, will live in infamy.

    1. Paul, Thank your for exactly saying what everyone wanted to say but reluctantly held back. I used that word when referring to Lucy >C.< Koh but was grilled to no end. Creepster Schmidt ranks right there beside that hag.

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