Archive for January 10th, 2007

10
Jan
07

iPhone

While I’m not a Mac zealot and I don’t think Steve Jobs is divine, I have to admit that the new Apple iPhone is sweet.  It seems like it’s really well thought out and well designed.  It’s basically a:

  • widescreen video iPod with touchscreen controls
  • Quad-band GSM cell phone
  • PDA/Internet Communicator (running OS X) with built-in WiFi and Bluetooth

All this functionality is accessed through a sweet touchscreen user interface that doesn’t need a stylus.  It even has a 2MP camera built in.  Not bad.
In my mind, the major drawback to the iPhone is that it’s a phone.  I don’t need a fancy-schmancy phone and a 2-year contract with Cingular.  This is not saying that I couldn’t use such a phone or that I wouldn’t like having such a phone; I’m only saying that I don’t want to pay for it.  My wife and I have used a prepaid plan for the last 4 years and it has worked out well for us.  I’m sure I would love the level of integration the iPhone would bring to my email, contacts, calendar, etc., but I just can’t justify spending the money on it.  So, Steve Jobs, if you’re listening, make me an iPhone without the phone and I’m all over it.




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