In Pictures: Five years ago they said the iPhone would be a flop ... Now?

Pundits who got it wrong explain why ... or deny that they did

Dvorak explains

You'll want to read the whole thing, which is on Buzzblog here, but Dvorak's reply -- a screed headlined "Getting it Wrong About the iPhone" -- primarily blames Apple for forcing him to opine about a device he had not held. This is how it ends:

"When I actually got to see the phone I was enthralled like everyone and regretted getting screwed over by the Apple 'machine.' But it was an entertaining exercise and a lot of Apple fans think it's hilarious I could be so wrong. But these people never liked me in the first place. And as for my prediction that this phone would be a bad idea for Apple to pursue, anything can still happen. Time is a cruel mistress."

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