Yes, it is iDay – the day of the iPhone launch.
Do I want one? Yep. (Why wouldn’t any even slightly geeky individual not want one?)
Do I need one? Nope.
Will I get one? Nope (at least not now).
Do I think this changes everything about cellphones, as has been the general buzz?
The one striking thing I note when I read reviews about this product is that the reviews are not about a cellphone, the reviews are about a mobile device that does A, B & C – oh, and you can use it as a phone, as well.
I do think this is a watershed moment in cell phones and all mobile devices; I’ll be interested to see what Apple does next (3G, for example) with this device.
And that’s the key – it’s not a cellphone.
It’s a device. A handheld computer.
Steve Jobs appears to be an overbearing, Type-A asshole controlling freak of a boss, but he seems to have a handle on not only what people want, but – more importantly for sales – on what they should want.
And the innovation – based on existing tech, agreed, but put together in a friendly form – is astounding.
And thanks to the reality-distortion field, Job’s attention to detail, some amazing UI and tech engineers, here is a device everyone wants.
Let’s see how reality plays out now that XX users have the iPhone and begin banging away on it…