Becoming an iPhone Believer

So what if iPhone isn't your idea of the perfect cell phone? Early iterations of the iPod weren't ideal music players eitherand look what they've become

I used to be an iPhone skeptic. Then I cleaned out my bedroom closet. Let me explain. In the two hours or so I spent sorting the detritus of the last six years of my life, I came across my first iPod, the first-generation, Mac-only version that Apple (AAPL) unveiled in late 2001 to a world that initially didn't seem to understand the significance of what was coming. It was then that I was reminded of the introduction of a good but imperfect product that would be tinkered with and improved on by the Apple machine, all the while ushering in nothing less than a revolution in consumer electronics. History may soon repeat itself.

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