The Magnificence of the Apple iPhone is Absolute
[Update: Since seeing the iPhone, I don’t even want to touch my Blackberry. I look at it, and I think, “Plastic keys?! WTF?” I want to spit upon it. Carry on.]
I’m not even going to try to fake showing any kind of restraint when clamoring to find an iPhone – as soon as I can afford it. I would even sell novelty Jesus toast on eBay to get the money.
That reminds me, I’m about halfway finished with my Big List of Crap to Sell in order to get my Apple iPhone. Let’s see, it includes my old Treo 600, my Blackberry, some miscellaneous clamshell unit (should pay for shipping), maybe an old camera or two, and some other, as-yet unnamed, stuff. CDs, books, blood. It’s all fair game for the auction block. I want one so bad, I am even prepared to ignore the fact that it’s an infamous “first version.” I’ll risk the bugs.
A two megapixel camera, a fully functional web browser (none of this “mobile” browsing crap) – I don’t remember the last time I was this excited about Produkt. Seriously, look at the thing. It’s shiny black sex. Sure, I’m somewhat of an Apple fanboy, but that doesn’t matter. The iPhone’s magnificence voids all bias and installs it as the new standard for cool shit.
Having a device that is capable of organizing everything in my life is somewhat intimidating. If I get one, that means I will actually need to get my piles of uncategorized garbage in enough order to warrant keeping up with them.
I’m excited – and skeptical – about the multi touch interface. I don’t have any doubts about how well it will work, but I do have serious doubts about how durable it will be, knowing Apple’s tendency to use the infamous Superscratch™ plastic. Anyone who owns a 5G iPod that’s been out of its box for more than five minutes knows what I’m talking about.
It seems Apple took into consideration the fact that many people would be skeptical about the iPhone’s battery life. The tech specs claim sixteen hours audio time and five hours video/browsing/talk time. I hope it lives up to that claim and that Apple can avoid another battery recall fiasco.
Seeing as it’s powered by OSX, I’m sure there will also be some interesting hacks coming our way. After selling all my blood and cameras, though, I don’t think I’ll be willing to try any of them.
Photos © Apple