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Will iPhone go the way of IBM's Selectric typewriter?

Apple's iconic invention is evolving into the digital era's equivalent of a typewriter or washing machine.

If Apple wants to maintain its reputation as an innovator, it should acknowledge the iPhone as the mature product it has become, and redirect its vaunted creative energy to something new.

FOR the iPhone's 10th anniversary, Apple Inc is planning to release new and upgraded models later this year, with updated designs, improved cameras and better screens.

But a more important product launch actually began in mid-March, when the company quietly reintroduced the discontinued,...

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