iPhone Gets Early High Marks From Critics
Two of the nation’s most influential technology critics had mostly positive things to say about the iPhone when their reviews were published Wednesday, two days ahead of the Apple product’s highly anticipated release. The New York Times’ David Pogue and the Wall Street Journal’s Walter Mossberg both praised the iPhone, despite a handful of misgivings.
Writing in the Times’ Circuits section under the headline ”iPhone Matches Much of the Hype,” Pogue began with a more modest assessment, stating that “the iPhone is revolutionary; it’s flawed. It’s substance; it’s style. It does things no phone has ever done before; it lacks features found even on the most basic phones.”
But ultimately, Pogue concluded that the iPhone represents “the most sophisticated, outlook-changing piece of electronics to come along in years. It does so many things so well, and so pleasurably, that you tend to forgive its foibles.”