Trying Really Hard To Argue
Published by Dan Frakes (@danfrakes) —
@danfrakes its had one button and looked like the LG Prada which had been shown 12 months before launch of the iphone
@JulianHearn It was shown 3mo before, and announced a few weeks before. It had 9 or 10 buttons, a very different UI, and didn’t do as much.
@danfrakes the prada has three buttons just like the samsung phones. It was shown at an award in sept 2006. The iphone launched june 2007.
@JulianHearn 3 on the front, 5 or more on sides. Shown 9/06, announced 12/06, shipped 5/07. iPhone announced 1/07, shipped 6/07.
@JulianHearn But none of that affects my point.
@danfrakes you said iphone had no buttons, it had 1 on front, 4 on sides. It looked similar to prior art, e.g. lg prada. so was obvious.
@JulianHearn I said it was widely criticized for its lack of buttons and no keyboard, not that it had no buttons or that no phone had few.
@JulianHearn You’re trying *really* hard to parse a 140-character tweet to find an error, while missing the overall point ;-)
@danfrakes you said it "was criticised forr no buttons/keyboard". The iphone has 1 button on front and three/four on the sides.
@danfrakes your original tweet implied the iphone was a new design due to lack of keyboard and buttons but it was similar to lg prada.
@JulianHearn Geesh. It’s Twitter–”for having no keyboard and so few buttons” didn’t fit. Most people understood.
@JulianHearn You’re interpreting my tweet in a way that best fits your argument. I never said no phone before it had a similar physical look