I admit it, I really, really want an iPhone now. I’ve been using a Cingular Windows Mobile phone since the summer, and I’ve become sold on the whole smartphone thing. There’s something very handy about being able to be at the store and pull up reviews of the product I’m buying right there. Plus, Google’s mobile version of Google Maps has saved my bacon on several occasions. The iPhone seems to be a revolutionary step forward in terms of smartphone design. The touchscreen interface seems like a much more efficient method of control input then the typical stylus or text input (and as someone who can’t text worth a damn, having an option to use a real keyboard input is much appreciated).
The iPhone has been a long-expected product, and those expectations have been sky-high. Apple seems to have hit the ball out of the park with this one — although it will be interesting to see how the phone holds up in the real world.
No doubt that this product will be the hot gadget of the year, and Apple’s competitors are once again going to have to figure a way of catching up.