updated 02:00 pm EDT, Tue July 10, 2007
Popular Mechanics: iPhone
One Popular Mechanics blogger who posted a review about Apple's iPhone is suggesting that other cellular phone makers follow Apple's lead by bundling functionality that is easy to use. "The iPhone isn't accomplishing much that's new for its users, but what it does do is package and deliver its functionality better than any other phone," wrote Popular Mechanics blogger and senior technology editor Glenn Derene, who adds that the iPhone is another example of why interface matters. "Apple gets that millions of people are willing to pay more for a device that is a pleasure to use. And now that the iPhone is out (and sold out), other manufacturers are going to have to start paying attention to the way they design their operating systems." The blogger notes that cramming new phones full of even more functionality won't suffice to please consumers any longer, and that manufacturers will have to either simplify their handsets or make them more intelligent.