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Former iPhone engineer: First-gen iPhone was ‘not a great phone’

26
Feb
2014

Now he tells us. Bob Borchers, who was part of the original iPhone team at Apple and who now serves as CMO at Dolby, told Mobile World Congress this week that while the first-generation iPhone was indeed revolutionary, it apparently wasn’t all that great as a telephone. Trusted Reviews reports that Borchers told MWC that “If you had the original iPhone I apologize” because “it was not a great phone, it was an OK phone.” In fact, Borchers thinks that Apple really oversold the phone aspect of the iPhone — what made it really great was its ability to help you get Internet access wherever you went. While many other phones offered mobile web browsers at the time, the iPhone

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