Cheers, John C. Dvorak. I will clank my anti-iPhone Kool-Aid with you. In Dvorak's latest MarketWatch column he boldly goes where very few technology journalists go. He declares war on the iPhone and suggests that Apple should pull the plug on the gadget before it is too late.
The Cranky Geek makes a good point that Apple's past successes have been in emerging markets. He goes on to say that to use the patented Apple flashy design and jazzy advertising in an extremely robust cellphone market may not work so well and will end up hurting Apple's reputation. If you recall, Apple hasn't had a true flop for quite some time and the iPhone may be just what the doctor ordered. Dvorak still shows love for Apple, though. He would rather see the iPhone as a "reference design" created by Apple and dumped onto another sucker willing to tackle it, like Samsung, he suggests.
Good luck, Apple. Dvorak and I think you will need it. Now pardon me while I go skipping down the street, hand-in-hand, with my eternal lover, John C.
Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone [MarketWatch]