I’ve been thinking about Mike Masnick’s “Companies baffled by iPhone Success" post all weekend long. How does a panel of experts get stumped by the iPhone? Can anyone verify if any of them had an iPhone? I bet you none did and that’s probably why they don’t understand it, they aren’t active users.
All you need to understand about the iPhone is what it gives to the end user. I could rattle off the video, pictures, internet and/or telephone options but that’s not what I’m referring to. Had they had one they would have seen firsthand what I feel is the most important item the iPhone delivers the end user; a similar PC based web experience.
It’s the full version web in your hand. Your online life now goes wherever you go and how you experience that online life at your desk or home is no different on your mobile device. This is exactly why the mobile web is in an explosion right now. It’s so hot; it surprised the king almighty, Google.
The consumer web experience is changing and devices like the iPhone only speed up the inevitable.