Time picks iPhone as invention of year

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    Says you need to sign in.
     
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    Odd, I don't get that prompt at all. :p

     
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    I love my iPhone but I really do not consider it an invention. Call me crazy. Innovation, sure. But it does not do anything 100% new. Multitouch has been around for some time...so has just about everything else on the phone. Sure it is the best mobile browser on a phone, the best UI on a phone, etc, etc, but keyword is BEST, not first.
     
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    invention is far fetched, but innovation is not so sensationalist. :eek:


    it's ****ing brilliant though :cool:

    i love mine. *hugs iphone* :D
     
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    Next week Friday! Woo hoo.
     
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    This seems to be missed off by the majority of people when talking about iPhone. Well done to Time for researching and showing insight beyond what a lot of the tech press. Yes the iPhone is not perfect, but it is revolutionary.
     
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    Time also called it the first real walkaround handheld computer, or words to that effect.

    That's incorrect on so many levels, physically, historically, operating system wise, and so forth, that it's hard to know where to start.
     
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    In fact, the iPhone is a handheld computer. How can it be considered anything else? I'd like to hear more on this claim that calling the iPhone a walkaround computer is wrong on many levels.

    Perhaps the iPhone is not a "real" computer because it lacks a floppy drive. Hmmm? :p
     
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    Sorry had to quit reading the article when the first reason he gives is that it is pretty. :rolleyes:
    So is my wife, but she didn't get the invention/procreation award of the year when she was born.
    He makes some good points about how its going to force everyone to improve their phones, but as said before, I wouldn't actually call it an "invention" per se.
     

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