Look here, Jobs. I'm an Apple guy. I always have been and always will be. Like you, I thought it was hilarious when everyone was going nuts over Windows 95, knowing that it was actually Macintosh 87 (or perhaps Gates was the one laughing). Sure, we've had some marketing slip-ups and these past five years have been a nice little renaissance. I guess we owe a lot of that to iPod and rightfully so but I just like the fact that I don't have to go nuts anymore trying to find software that's compatible.
So June 29th is coming up and you'll have to forgive me if I don't share the enthusiasm. By the way, are these losers really camping out for the opportunity to give you six c-notes? Can this baby possibly live up to the hype here? Color me unconvinced. Here's why I won't be purchasing the iPhone:
1. The iPhone is essentially a PDA with an iPod. Don't most people that have PDAs own an iPod too? I do not own a PDA but what I do own is a computer, a cell phone, and an iPod. The iPod and the cell are extremely portable and I can even access the internet on my cell phone. Any in-depth browsing can surely wait until I get home or to work.
2. I would never buy the first model of any high-tech product. Within a year something will come out that is better and probably cheaper. There also tend to be glitches with the first model.
3. For as much as I love my iPod, those things aren't exactly indestructible. If you use your iPod a fair amount, you're probably gonna get about two years out of it and repairs are ridiculously expensive. Perhaps you do this on purpose so people have to keep buying iPods? I would hate to go through the same thing with the iPhone after dropping six bills.
I've concluded that most people who are going to buy an iPhone are doing it just to be able to say they have one. I like to think I'm a little more secure than that...for now.