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

Seth Porges, (then) TechCrunch columnist, wrong about the iPhone

In 2007, Seth Porges wrote a column called The Futurist for TechCrunch and the headline on his June 7 entry couldn't have been more clear ... or critical to its inclusion here: "The Futurist: We predict the iPhone will bomb." It begins:

"Until June 29, it's hard to tell too much about the iPhone, but I can tell you with near-certainty one thing: the product was almost certainly rushed to market before Apple's engineers would have liked."

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