To celebrate the device's fifth birthday, John Gruber puts his finger on what it disrupted
“Being a low-end guy,” Larissa MacFarquhar wrote in the
last month, “Christiansen saw it as a fancy cell phone; it was only later that he realized that it was also disruptive to laptops.”
Christensen was not the only one, he writes, who underestimated the iPhone:
All this, Gruber concludes, because of the iPhone.
It’s the best anniversary piece I’ve read. You can get it here.