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MacBytes
Jul 2, 2009, 08:17 AM
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eawmp1
Jul 2, 2009, 08:26 AM
Everything can, and will, be eventally "killed." Just because we can't conceptualize the "next big thing" doesn't mean it won't evetually occur. The only ones who might believe this are to young to have seen enough change.

I've lived through vinyl, reel-to-reel, 8 track, cassette, CD, and now digitally ditributed music. When I was younger, if you had told me I could carry around my ENTIRE music collection in something as small as a deck of cards, I would have laughed.

The question is not IF, but WHEN the iPhone will be "killed." I just hope it is Apple doing the killing. :apple:

Tenebrous
Jul 2, 2009, 11:47 AM
Everything can, and will, be eventally "killed." Just because we can't conceptualize the "next big thing" doesn't mean it won't evetually occur. The only ones who might believe this are to young to have seen enough change.

I've lived through vinyl, reel-to-reel, 8 track, cassette, CD, and now digitally ditributed music. When I was younger, if you had told me I could carry around my ENTIRE music collection in something as small as a deck of cards, I would have laughed.

The question is not IF, but WHEN the iPhone will be "killed." I just hope it is Apple doing the killing. :apple:

You're missing the point. Yes, eventually every product will meet its demise, and eventually we'll all be a bunch of bones in the ground, and the world will be swallowed by the sun turning into a red giant.

But, dialing back the perspective a bit, the article made the point that competitor who try to dethrone the iPhone have found themselves singularly unable to do so. Of course, what the article didn't address is whether the whole "killing" is just a media frenzy. What business knocks off its chief rival with the first model that they introduce for that task?

eawmp1
Jul 2, 2009, 12:01 PM
You're missing the point. Yes, eventually every product will meet its demise, and eventually we'll all be a bunch of bones in the ground, and the world will be swallowed by the sun turning into a red giant.

But, dialing back the perspective a bit, the article made the point that competitor who try to dethrone the iPhone have found themselves singularly unable to do so. Of course, what the article didn't address is whether the whole "killing" is just a media frenzy. What business knocks off its chief rival with the first model that they introduce for that task?

Now I am bummed-out. Reality of one's mortality can do that.
However, I did not miss the point. The iPhone "killer" will not likely look like the iPhone/iTunes model. Imitations of the iPhone will not likely kill it.