Things they said about the iPhone – and these guys are EXPERTS!
This is not a great phone. It’s an interesting design.
Rob Enderle, Enderle Group
The virtual keyboard will be about as useful for emails and text messages as a rotary phone. Don’t be surprised if a sizable contingent of iPhone buyers express some remorse at ditching their BlackBerry when they spend an extra hour each day pumping out emails on the road.”Seth Porges, CrunchGear
- “Apple will sell a few to its fans, but the iPhone won’t make a long-term mark on the industry.” — Matthew Lynn, columnist at Bloomberg
- “I’m more convinced than ever that, after an initial frenzy of publicity and sales to early adopters, iPhone sales will be unspectacular.” — David Haskin, Computerworld
- “Implementing a cellphone is absolutely more difficult than anything Apple’s done to date. Go out and buy an iPod and hold it at waist level and drop it. That’s the end of the iPod. I don’t think Apple’s going to be a big player in this at all.” — Edward Snyder, analyst with Charter Equity Research
- “There is no reason to have an 8GB iPod on the phone. Give us a 2GB capacity so we can put our favorite stuff on it and listen when we want, cut the price to $299 and you may have something.” — Todd Sullivan, Seeking Alpha