Time magazine is naming the iPhone its invention of the year. Why?
- It demonstrates that good design is as important as good technology.
- Its touchscreen creates a whole new kind of user interface.
- Other companies will seek the freedoms that AT&T granted Apple in designing the iPhone, which will result in better phones all around.
- Unlike other phones that run on simplistic firmware, the iPhone runs a complete desktop OS. More widgets will soon be added because Apple recently opened the phone to third-party application development.
- But as cool as the iPhone is, it will look primitive compared to later generations of the gadget that will be produced in the next few years.