A perfect iPhone description... from 2001!

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  1. Mr Skills macrumors 6502a

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    To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Google are allowing people to search their oldest available index, from January 2001. I searched for iPhone, and at the bottom of the first page found this:

    Obviously it's referring to a different iPhone, but it's spookily accurate!


    You can find the search here, and I have submitted it to digg here (maybe I'll beat my record of 10 diggs!).
     
  2. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    that's funny, I wonder what people are predicting now for the next "iphone"
     
  4. The General macrumors 601

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    Not too accurate...

    Additional Features:

    • 56K modem support for dual phone lines, adjustable touch-pad screen
    • Laptop-size keyboard
    • Full duplex speakerphone
    • Voicemail
    • 200-name address book
    • Three-way calling
    • Call forwarding
    • Automatic e-mail check

    LOL. Laptop sized keyboard? No thanks.

    http://web.archive.org/web/20010207002902/www.uioa.com/productcatalog/
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Amusingly, the second generation was primarily known for costing $100-200 less and having a faster data communication rate. :D

    Although I bet this one has a "mark all as read" option. :p
     
  6. dauerhippo macrumors regular

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    I think they had "copy and paste" as well, all the way back then in 2001.
     
  7. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    I so didn't see that one coming. :D
     
  8. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Don't forget that Apple had to go through a legal battle with Cisco because I believe Cisco had an "iPhone" before. That's probably what that device was. It most definitely was NOT a cell phone.
     
  9. Apple Architect macrumors regular

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    Scary

    When you read the review it is as if the Apple design team took it to heart....

    I have been looking for the slide-out keyboard on my phone for an hour.
     
  10. Mr Skills thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But on the other hand...



    "What can you do with an iPhone?
    • Send and receive e-mail
    • Make phone calls
    • Shop online
    • Surf the Internet
    • Read the news
    • Check the weather
    • Review sports statistics
    • Access movie information
    • Trade stocks
    • Bank online
    • Play Super Monkey Ball*
    And all of this can be accessed with the touch of your finger, while talking on the iPhone."


    * I might have made that one up...
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    No, Cisco's device is contemporary -- it came out just briefly before the iPhone. It was/is a handset for VOIP, essentially, in the beginning, and now it seems to have some other internet content features.

    http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Sate...nksys/Common/VisitorWrapper&lid=3333444027B01
     
  12. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    Egad! It look like an Amstrad Emailer!



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    No, they worked it out by the time the first generation Apple iPhone came out.
     
  15. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    I guess then the iPhone on that Linksys site was exempt, because it came out before the Apple iPhone?
     
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    Hah. And here I was, expecting something like this:

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