These experts said #iPhone will be a flop


Updated November 15, 2013 ● 618 views

Not too long ago, several experts weighed in on Apple's iPhone when it was launched.  Fast forward to 2013, iPhone is still huge and has a large US user base. Let's look at some of these "experts" who said iPhone would be a flop. A good reason why we should not always listen to experts.

Rob Enderle, analyst with the Enderle Group:

"This is not a great phone. It's an interesting design."

Seth Porges, CrunchGear:

"That virtual keyboard will be about as useful for tapping out emails and text messages as a rotary phone. Don't be surprised if a sizable contingent of iPhone buyers express some remorse at ditching their BlackBerry when they spend an extra hour each day pumping out emails on the road."

Matthew Lynn, columnist at Bloomberg

"Apple will sell a few to its fans, but the iPhone won't make a long-term mark on the industry."

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