The greatest thing about the iPhone is it’s marketing hype. Fast forward several months and I think we’ll see a slew of disappointed people who realize that the battery is prone to the same fate as that of the iPod. Now, I’m sure there are a ton of cool features on the phone, but I dare say there is nothing that hasn’t been done before. Personally I could care less how many bells and whistles my phone has; I just want it to be as reliable and clear as a land line. Secondly, when I step away from my computer, I don’t want to be able to check email, or sports, or the stock market, etc… The more dependent we become on these little devices, the greater the disappointment we face when they don’t work the way we want them to. For instance, how many phone numbers do you know by memory? Do you know your friend’s birthdays without looking at your blackberry? Our technology is becoming smarter and smarter to compensate for our growing stupidity.
For the record, I have nothing against the iPhone. I just can’t stand popularity without substance.