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Apple gives itself a pat on the back

It's been a crazy two and a half months for Apple's iPhone. Crowds of people lined up to plunk down $499 and $599 respectively for the 4GB and 8GB iPhones in late June. Apple's iPhone was such a hot item at launch that over 525,000 were sold within the first three days of availability.

After the initial rush, sales cooled off for Apple's iPhone. Some analysts noted that Apple's drastic $200 price cut for the iPhone (which was later somewhat rectified for early iPhone buyers) was due to poor sales.

Apple, however, begs to differ and today proudly announced that the one millionth iPhone was sold yesterday.

“One million iPhones in 74 days—it took almost two years to achieve this milestone with iPod,” said Apple CEO Steve Jobs. “We can’t wait to get this revolutionary product into the hands of even more customers this holiday season.”

Apple calls the iPhone the "best mobile Internet device ever;" a title that many may take issue with. Despite the opinions expressed around the web over the iPhone -- both positive and negative -- the impact that the device has had on the mobile phone industry and how we interface with mobile devices cannot be ignored.

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Revolutionary or Evolutionary
By rdeegvainl on 9/10/2007 11:45:26 AM , Rating: 5
What part of this was Revolutionary again?

RE: Revolutionary or Evolutionary
By retrospooty on 9/10/2007 11:57:39 AM , Rating: 2
Just the UI... But it is one hell of a great UI. Beleive me, I am no Apple fan, but give them cred for the UI.

RE: Revolutionary or Evolutionary
By rdeegvainl on 9/10/2007 12:03:20 PM , Rating: 2
Yes that was a snazy UI, but revolutionary? just reminds me of adding touch, to a list of icons.

RE: Revolutionary or Evolutionary
By retrospooty on 9/10/2007 12:17:55 PM , Rating: 2
Using Palm OS and WinMobile based smartphones for 4+ years, and tinkering with a Blackberry or two, I would say the UI is revolutionary... No one else has done it. Other smartphones have great features and the UI is so gutwrenching that people hate to use them. Although the features are lacking, the iPhone actually looks fun to use.

By rdeegvainl on 9/11/2007 5:54:17 AM , Rating: 2
Maybe the smart phones haven't been using it but I've seen that kind of interface all over the place, it isn't a new concept, I've used it when working at McDonald's years ago.

RE: Revolutionary or Evolutionary
By Souka on 9/10/2007 12:24:35 PM , Rating: 3
I hate the keyboard... I've been using my company iPhone for a month+ now... I typed better(faster) on my Sprint 8830 Blackberry.

Oh yeah.. my Blackberry also had GPS navigation built in, can be used as a modem when traveling which is often, much better battery life, and didnt' use the legacy Edge network.

Oh yeah, forgot to mention, Sprint has much better coverage than AT&T does for all the US traveling I"ve been doing recently.

Sigh... wish I could get back my Blackberry...

RE: Revolutionary or Evolutionary
By daftrok on 9/10/2007 3:41:14 PM , Rating: 2
What's stopping you? Just tell them I want the Blackberry and will get used to the AT&T

RE: Revolutionary or Evolutionary
By retrospooty on 9/10/2007 10:35:57 PM , Rating: 2
Agreed, if you are heavy into email, or text (or whatever else you need to do alot of typing) the keyboard sucks, but still the UI itself is awesome. If it had a qwerty keypad, the UI would still rock.

By INeedCache on 9/11/2007 1:51:43 AM , Rating: 2
When the took away the knobs from microwaves and added touchpads, it wasn't hailed as revolutionary, just a nice convenience. Same thing here, nothing revolutionary. Get a dictionary, Steve. Encarta, perhaps?

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