iPhone stops people

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How important is conversationality to a product’s future? Well, we just went on a photo walk.

Not a single person stopped me to talk about my $750 Nokia N95 which has a superior camera.

But all along the walk people stopped to praise Patrick for his iPhone. Not to mention wanting to get a look at it the way these people did.

Has Apple changed the cell phone market? You tell me!

57 thoughts on “iPhone stops people

  1. Patrick,

    I also don’t think people should underrate the fact that the iPhone is getting more attention just because its made by Apple. Apple could come up with an iProduct and a lot of the press would flock to it. Part of this sure is marketing, and how Apple made the iPod popular. But part of it is the allegiances and priorities of the press. Before the iPod, before OSX, the press was making a big deal about the fruit colored iMacs, how innovative they were, even though they didn’t sell well and most people thought they were tacky. In any case, Steve Jobs is doing his job well.

  2. Patrick,

    I also don’t think people should underrate the fact that the iPhone is getting more attention just because its made by Apple. Apple could come up with an iProduct and a lot of the press would flock to it. Part of this sure is marketing, and how Apple made the iPod popular. But part of it is the allegiances and priorities of the press. Before the iPod, before OSX, the press was making a big deal about the fruit colored iMacs, how innovative they were, even though they didn’t sell well and most people thought they were tacky. In any case, Steve Jobs is doing his job well.

  3. You ask how important is conversationality to a product’s future?

    It’s helpful but I think you might be overexaggerating the impact a bit. I used to have a TC1000 Tablet PC and was constantly getting asked about it by curios people. Did it change the PC market? Nope, it’s still basically a niche product. Will the iphone suffer the same fate? Probably not but it is not the conversationality that is the reason.

  4. You ask how important is conversationality to a product’s future?

    It’s helpful but I think you might be overexaggerating the impact a bit. I used to have a TC1000 Tablet PC and was constantly getting asked about it by curios people. Did it change the PC market? Nope, it’s still basically a niche product. Will the iphone suffer the same fate? Probably not but it is not the conversationality that is the reason.

  5. I think the stopping is just because when anything is new people are interested, whether it is a device or scandal

  6. I think the stopping is just because when anything is new people are interested, whether it is a device or scandal

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