I was just browsing through THIS old thread, and some of the responses to the release of the original iPod are very interesting: "Great just what the world needs, another freaking MP3 player." "I still can't believe this! All this hype for something so ridiculous! Who cares about an MP3 player? I want something new! I want them to think differently!" and plenty of: "this really isn't that revolutionary of a product" And so on... These are just the negative responses, but there were plenty of positive ones too. My point, if i have one, is the comparison with the iPhone. Many are touting it as not being revolutionary etc (though certainly many more are loving it). Personally, when the iPod came out i was drooling, and shelled out over $AU1000 for it immediately. Will we look back on the iPhone as reverently as the iPod? Edit: i just noticed that Wildcowboy was on this from the beginning, but i'm still interested to hear opinions.