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iPhone Madness in the Making

Blog traffic is down today. I’m assuming that everyone is standing in line for their iPhone. iPhone Madness

But is it worth the wait hype?

I can live without it. (Or at least until the price drops). Can you?

Written July 1st, 2007 by | 156 Comments | Filed under: Miscellaneous Blog Tips

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  1. First and foremost, I’m a gadget guy. Well, maybe not so much a gadget guy as I am a fan of clever engineering.

    My wife had noticed how my eyes would glaze over everytime the TV ad for the iPhone would come on, and surprised me this past Friday by meeting me after work for dinner and then off to the Apple store. Once there, we never even approached the front of the store due to the crowds. It was something like two hours before we could even see the inside of the store. So, we just got some ice cream and chatted about the day while waiting.

    Once we did get inside, I was completely mezmerized by the litle thing. I have to admit, the interface of the iPhone is seven different kinds of awesome. But, I already have a phone, one that I really like. I have an 80 gig iPod that I’ve finally populated with playlists, photos, etc. I do very little web browsing on my current phone, maybe just grabbing driving directions or movie times, stuff like that.

    And after learning that I would have to get a minimum two year contract - seperate from the family plan I already have with AT&T, and that over the two years it would be something in the order of $3,600 not including the purchase price of the phone - I just could not justify the purchase…

    Still, the iPhone is extremely cool, and a wonder of engineering.

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  2. Seiche, that was an excellent overview of the motivation to buy an iPhone and a good reason why not to purchase one.

    Apple invented cool and is the driving force behind what sets Apple products above the rest. Innovation, reliability and the cool factor all wrapped into one.

    Having first started with Apple computers back in the dinosaur era (I built myself an Apple 11 plus clone), I eventually couldn’t justify the premium cost for the product and went the way of Windows. I’ve cursed that decision many-a-time but it always came down to the bottom line for me as well as the huge variety of products that are made for Windows.

    Nevertheless, I’m sure (at least for the time being), owning an iPhone will be a prestige thing that only young people with excess money to burn or business executives who managed to convince their company to buy it for them.

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  3. thank you for all your great information keep bringing them up :)

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  4. Excellent blog. Thanks for sharing. I’ve left it until all the fuss died down but i’m going to get my iphone next week. I’d never wait in line for it though.

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