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Sunday, July 1, 2007

iPhone released!

The iPhone was released a few days ago, and it's been a great hit! Being sold at all Apple stores and AT&T company stores, this touchscreen device is an iPod, an internet device, and most importantly, a phone. Sporting Mac OS X mobile, many people are wondering what the fate of the iPhone will be - is it like the first iMac in 1998, selling millions, or like the Lisa (1983) - the first graphical business computer* - and Newton (1990's) - the Apple PDA -, products that lost attention because of their price ($10,000 and over $800, respectively). Only the future will tell.

*Note: The Xerox PARC was made before the LISA, but Xerox turned the idea down, and the Lisa was the first GUI computer sold.