Lately there has been a sentiment that lean startup and minimum viable product are code for making crappy products. Someone even assert the iphone was the opposite of a minimum viable product. I disagree. The iphone was a minimum viable product. The lean movement is not about creating a new process. It's about articulating and formalizing the existing process that successful companies already follow. The iphone obviously is a great device now, but I think people have forgotten how lean it was when it was launched.
Here is a short list of some features the original iphone lacked (many of which the blackberry had):
no app store
no email search
and it cost $500
Remember Steve Balmer scoffed when the iphone came out.