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Time's Invention of the Year: iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. macrumors bot



    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

    Article Link
  2. Guest


    how totally unpredictable and surprising!

    oh... wait... nevermind. :)
  3. macrumors 65816


    link to here from the front page doesn't work
  4. macrumors 68000


    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

    ...only if you jailbreak it
  6. macrumors 68020


    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.
  7. macrumors 68000


    True. Google might have something nifty up their sleeves.
  8. Retired


    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...
  9. macrumors 65816


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

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

    But so was I, and I'm awesome.
  12. macrumors 68000


    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.
  13. macrumors regular

    Mr. Zorg

    Or wait until February when the SDK will be out. Sheesh...
  14. macrumors 68040


    Thats what i keep telling everyone. Everyone says i should just jailbreak it, but i refuse to until FEBRUARY.
  15. macrumors 68020


    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.
  16. Guest


    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...
  17. macrumors 6502


    i got the ipod touch, and i know what the iphone can do, so yh i think it deserves it, again apple delivers
  18. macrumors 6502a


    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?
  19. macrumors 6502a


    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>
  20. macrumors regular



    Jailbreak it and then cry and moan if Apple makes another update that doesn't jibe with your jailbreak efforts.
  21. macrumors newbie

    I agree. I wont jailbreak either. I rather till feb to see comes out.
  22. macrumors newbie

    Next year's Time's Invention of the Year: iPhone 2G
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Regarding "4. It's not a phone, it's a platform"


    Exactly. ;)
  24. macrumors 6502a


    I was thinking more along the lines of:

    Next year's Time Invention of the Year: "iPhone PDA" or "iMobile" or "Apple PDA" etc
  25. macrumors 65816


    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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