Here’s the archived page of Engadget’s live-blog of the iPhone introduction in 2007. There hare hundreds of comments, but these are some of my favorites. It’s amazing what we found important in a phone just 8 years ago.
Steve had his doubts
Uhm, why? In a time long ago people used cellphones for CALLING PEOPLE.
This looks like a disgusting bastard child of iPod/Cellphone/PDA
Yes it’s shiny, but I’m sure it won’t be so shiny once you touch it.
Evildude42 has high hopes
Hmm, Trademark problems anyone? Besides that, once we see a picture, I may want one. If its at least as functional as a nano.
Taz demands a slider
Unless it’s a slider, it looks like it’s going to be touch sensitive screen. That’s going to be the big ‘make or break’ as far as I’m concerned.
Jeff is sticking with this phone, thank you very much
Apparently none of you guys realize how bad of an idea a touch-screen is on a phone. I foresee some pretty obvious and pretty major problems here.
I’ll be keeping my Samsung A707, thanks. It’s smaller, it’s got a protected screen, and it’s got proper buttons. And it’s got all the same features otherwise. (Oh, but it doesn’t run a bloatware OS that was never designed for a phone.)
Touch screen buttons? BAD idea. This thing will never work.
Mark gives the classic “new phone looks huge” argument we still get today
that phone looks huge!! i’m gonna need to get me some bigger pockets
Im not impressed with the iPhone. As a PDA user and a Windows Mobile user, this thing has nothing on my phone. It sure is good at what it was designed for, a phone that entertains and talks… other than that, i dont see much potential. How the hell am I suppose to put appointments on the phone with no stylus or keyboard?!
iMatt (who I swear is not me) gets it
These comments remind me of the folks who thought the original iPod didn’t stand a chance…
Kenny Lee almost nails the timeline
VZW wlll get in 3 years