Tuesday, January 09, 2007

iPhone - Not Yet.

It was pretty cool to participate in the MacWorld keynote address today. No, I wasn’t in San Francisco, but I got to watch the story unfold on twitter and macrumors. It would have been cooler had there been a live video stream, but as it was, it felt something like a second Christmas as I and my coworkers waited for the updates. As with any Apple product announcement, you see the three major camps forming. The first composed of the most loyal Apple fans who wouldn’t say anything bad about the company were they paid to. The second composed of people who aren’t pleased with the announcement, and feel somewhat betrayed; and the third, composed of people who are quite ambivalent toward the whole thing.

I think I fall into the second of the camps this evening. The iPhone looks really cool. As someone who carries a video iPod and a Blackberry everywhere he goes, while watching the presentation I could easily see how this new phone could fit into my life. I’m even ok with the price tag. The memory however leaves a lot to be desired. Traveling with eight gigabytes just isn’t enough. I had seriously hoped for something more along the lines of twenty to thirty. If the device had met that specification, I would gladly pay the early termination fee with T-Mobile and make the move in June. But, it doesn’t, so I won’t. Maybe generation two will offer more. In the meantime, I’ll just have to lust after what looks to be the most advanced and sexy portable UI I’ve ever seen.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

only 5 hours of battery life. Ya. Wait a couple generations...

Sam said...

What about a fourth camp?

Joe said...

What would you like the fourth camp to be? Go for it.