Re: "because the iPhone was so far ahead of its early competitors"
>Are you fucking kidding me? Were you even there? Do you know anything at all?
Do you care to expand on that, or are you just being rude?
What's your objection to the statement? That the iPhone didn't have 3G? Or because it didn't support 3rd party applications, a la Symbian?
The phrase "the iPhone was so far ahead of its early competitors" is ambiguous, but arguably the first iPhone was closer to what most smartphones are today than its rivals at the time. If you take the phrase as meaning that the iPhone was ahead of its competitors in market awareness or in profit margin, again, it is probably true.
If you want your post to be taken seriously, you should at least address those points.