The Telegraph has assembled a fine collection of vintage original iPhone claim chowder, including this gem from John Dvorak:
Now compare that effort and overlay the mobile handset business.
This is not an emerging business. In fact it’s gone so far that
it’s in the process of consolidation with probably two players
dominating everything, Nokia and Motorola. […]
The problem here is that while Apple can play the fashion game as
well as any company, there is no evidence that it can play it fast
enough. These phones go in and out of style so fast that unless
Apple has half a dozen variants in the pipeline, its phone, even
if immediately successful, will be passé within 3 months.
There is no likelihood that Apple can be successful in a business