The icons are on a 4x4 grid with 4 additional icons on a dock. There is a contrasting chrome bezel framing the glossy black front elevation of the device. On this elevation, the ear piece is positioned a few millimetres down from the top edge. At the bottom of the elevation their is a single large button that returns the user back to the principal screen. Which phone am I describing?
Are you really going to suggest that Apple took LG's Prada concept, which was announced on the 12 December 2006, and copied their version (which looks nothing like the Prada, which was a feature phone) which they announced 28 days later, bearing in mind that this was over the Christmas period? I've worked in manufacturing for a nearly 2 decades and I can assure you that it is actually impossible to do this. Neither the iPhone or the Galaxy S look anything like the LG Prada. Incidentally, the Samsung device was announced over 3 years after the iPhone was initially launched. I'd suggest that the point that you are trying to make is void of any merit whatsoever.
And I'd suggest that you're full of it if you claim the iPhone looks nothing like the LG Prada.
You attempted to describe the iPhone in 4 points. 2 of those points exactly described the LG Prada, the other 2 were very similar (a 2x3 grid instead of a 4x4 grid, 2 large buttons instead of 1 large button).
Tbh I would expect higher intelligence among engineers vs the general public if only due to selection effects. Smart kids tend to be more pushed towards professions under that label and are better able to meet the challenges associated with getting a job there such as earning a degree or learning enough to be useful.
It is pretty nice but navigation between photos still feels a little clunky. I'd have expected the 'next' and 'previous' arrows to slide/load in the pre-loaded image rather than generating a full page refresh.
Still very nice all in all though and a terabyte of free space makes it an easy choice for the default place to store all your photos. Goodbye iCloud for me.
FWIW, yesterday I saw a "fail whale" page on Flickr for the first time ever (though it was of a baby panda). I don't know if that's a consequence of infrastructure changes or increased traffic...I don't think it's the latter but perhaps the increase number of fetches on each normal page load is causing a burden.
Also, the simple prev/nav between single photos has always been unacceptably slow...hopefully that gets fixed, as that's also kind of key to the viewing experience