Re: Problem solved?
"first such mobile that actually became popular, made a profit and created the market for the others."
Not even remotely true. Go look up the list of phones by sales (I think there's one on Wikipedia). The original iphone sold a few million, which is way down the list (and it's only with more recent models that Apple have gradually been going up that chart).
The Telegraph had a good list of top 20 selling phones too recently. Totally dominated by Nokia, with phones both before and after 2007. The best selling smartphone is a Nokia, too.
I don't know about profit, but I doubt Samsung and Nokia were making a loss all those years before 2007.
I don't care what phone people use - it's the either incorrect statements of fact and history revisionism that I'm correcting.
"be grateful that Apple had the design ability to make something we all wanted."
I'll be grateful, the day that I see Apple users thank all the other companies for making things that "we all" want, and for inventing and popularising phone and smartphone technology.