Time's Invention of the Year: iPhone

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    MacRumors

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    Time magazine has named the iPhone the Invention of the Year.

    The reasoning behind the high honor is broken down into five different reasons:

    1. The iPhone is pretty
    2. It's touchy-feely
    3. It will make other phones better
    4. It's not a phone, it's a platform
    5. It is but the ghost of iPhones yet to come



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    shecky

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    how totally unpredictable and surprising!


    oh... wait... nevermind. :)
     
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    eenu

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    link to here from the front page doesn't work
     
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    atari1356

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    I find it a bit odd that two of the reasons it is the best invention for THIS year is for what it will become NEXT year. :p
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    ...only if you jailbreak it
     
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    mainstreetmark

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    I'm not sure if Time giving awards like this is all that prestigious. After all, I was Time's man of the year recently, and I'm a piece of crap.

    Besides, the year isn't over yet. There's still an entire sixth to go.
     
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    atari1356

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    True. Google might have something nifty up their sleeves.
     
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    psychofreak

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    With 32GB and a good SDK, it would be the invention of the century so far...right now, its a great possibility waiting to happen...
     
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    zombitronic

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    The flames of revolution begin with a spark.
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    No way, it's a totally revolutionary way of application development...webapps!
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    But so was I, and I'm awesome.
     
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    savar

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    If it had 32GB at the same price point...that would be unreal. It's already cheaper than any blackberry and even the motorola Q (which is a piece of crap).

    Of course it also needs some kind of exchange server adapter so that folks can get their outlook email and calendar. At that point the iphone steamrolls all other phones out there.
     
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    Mr. Zorg

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    Or wait until February when the SDK will be out. Sheesh...
     
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    Thats what i keep telling everyone. Everyone says i should just jailbreak it, but i refuse to until FEBRUARY.
     
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    Nothing anyone who owns the iPhone doesn't already know:
    Groundbreaking, a new paradigm, and just a whisper of things to come.
    You simply can not compare the iPhone to anything else, it stands alone and leads the way.
     
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    i was nervous that this years man of the year would be our faces... glad the iPhone got it... however, i'm kinda disappointed that Nintendo Wii didn't grab the prize.

    EDIT: wait, Wii came out last year! WHA?! youtube won this over wii? please... this "prize" is a total joke...
     
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    rph105

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    i got the ipod touch, and i know what the iphone can do, so yh i think it deserves it, again apple delivers
     
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    Invention of the year? It's only November. I guess they must know the rest of the year is going to be a drag. I guess Person of the Year will probably be Al Gore.

    On a separate note, why isn't this front page?
     
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    I'm surprised by the lack of content in this Time magazine article. It's as if the writer had 5 good points to go on and quickly typed out 5 short paragraphs which are mildly thoughtful at best.

    Anyway this is my favorite part of the article:

    <begin painful kick in the @$@! to design engineer folks at other cellphone companies >

    </end kick>
     
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    eesh

    Jailbreak it and then cry and moan if Apple makes another update that doesn't jibe with your jailbreak efforts.
     
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    I agree. I wont jailbreak either. I rather till feb to see comes out.
     
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    Next year's Time's Invention of the Year: iPhone 2G
     
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    Regarding "4. It's not a phone, it's a platform"

    :rolleyes:

    Exactly. ;)
     
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    I was thinking more along the lines of:

    Next year's Time Invention of the Year: "iPhone PDA" or "iMobile" or "Apple PDA" etc
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3B48b Safari/419.3)

    I think its great to be holding what Time considers to be the invention of the year. And its only going to get better from here when more updates and the sdk arrive
     

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