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Popular Mechanics: follow the iPhone

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.




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  1. ClevelandAdv

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Duh!

    Not more features...just features you can use without a week of training.

  1. Paco01

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Finally some1 who gets it

    Title says it all. That's also the difference between a Mac and a PC, and between the iPod and other MP3 players :)

  1. Jeronimo2000

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I agree

    That's the headline I had in mine for my comment when I read this article - "finally someone who gets it". I couldn't put it in better words than paco01.

  1. mprogers

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Or to put it another way

    If you can't figure out how to use a cellphone's feature, it's as if it isn't there. I might have bee able to do conference calls with my Motorola phone, but now I'll never have to worry about that...

  1. Loren

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    now let's work on text!

    ...and stuff.

    Love the iPhone. I have mundane needs it doesn't yet cover.

    When willI be able to select text like I can on my Handspring Visor? I thought this was MacSX.

    When will Phone GPS arrive?

    When will the camera be made rotatable to look at me during a wi-fi iChat?

    When can I get one from Verizon?

    When can I take it overseas and swap out the SIM?

    Not a huge list, really.

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