John Dvorak: ‘Apple Should Pull the Plug on the iPhone’

What Apple risks here is its reputation as a hot company that can do no wrong. If it’s smart it will call the iPhone a “reference design” and pass it to some suckers to build with someone else’s marketing budget. Then it can wash its hands of any marketplace failures.

It should do that immediately before it’s too late.

Remember Rob Malda’s reaction on Slashdot to the original iPod? “No wireless. Less space than a nomad. Lame.”

I think we’ve found the equivalent for the iPhone. We’ll be laughing about this one for a long time.

Thursday, 29 March 2007