When the original iPhone was announced in 2007, it's safe to say there were a lot of people who were doubtful that it would be a success. From this web-archive link to the original Engadget article announcing the iPhone, you can see the comments were full of negativity and naysayers, and now, looking back, they couldn't have been more wrong.
Here are some of the best comments from the 2007 article. And remember, be careful when you're commenting online, you don't want to end up like these guys.
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"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.)
Color me massively disappointed."
"Touch screen buttons? BAD idea. This thing will never work."
"Yay, the widescreen Video iPod is here….
But, yea, a touchscreen?
And, whats the battery life on that thing? Huge 3.5 inch display = no room for batteries = not good for battery life."
"Only 8 GB???"
"I’m 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?! I can sync it with my computer, but when Im on the go, I cant do either!"
"It took Apple how long to develop this ONE PHONE, Samsung and Motorola release new phones every few months lol, and constantly innovates and gets better. I’m sorry but if I’m sending text messages I’d rather have my thumb keyboard than some weird finger tapping on a screen crap."