Thursday, June 21, 2007 10:11 AM
Great advertisement for the iPhone from the Onion...
I'm not jumping on the iPhone bandwagon yet. I'm very picky about my cell phones, and I don't think this will revolutionize the phone for people the same way the iPod revolutionized the MP3 player. For one, most people don't want to spend gazillions of dollars on their cell phone. Most people just take the cheap one you can get with a contract on your plan. That means right away, Apple is only fighting for a small percentage of the cell phone market... the market for advanced users.
Second... I'm not convinced this thing will stand up to the wear and tear I put my phone through. I have a clam shell model for a good reason. I keep my phone in my pocket. I don't want something I have to have a belt clip for, or that I'm afraid will autodial someone because it bumped into my wallet. I also have a feeling the screen on this will get easily scratched up until the display is hardly usable, and will be broken just as easily. I could be wrong... but my fears are enough to keep me from being an early adopter on this one.
I'll wait at least 6 months before I even consider one. And by then, the Microsoft Mobile phones will have caught up to the same usability standards, in a package I'll probably like better, and for less money.