January 23, 2007

Well, the dust seems to  have settled.

I frankly don’t know what I think of the iPhone. The interface seems very pleasant, but how durable is that surface, really? I speak as someone who expects small shiny items in my pockets to look after themselves. I’m usually disappointed.

The lack of third party applications is meh. Are you going to include a Bulgarian-English dictionary, Mr Jobs? Or any dictionary at all in fact? Will you even let me do Unicode SMS on the keyboard layout and in the language of my choice?

The lack of 3G is definitely another meh, as is the probability of being locked into a single provider.

And I get a distinct sensation of chaos surrounding the keynote. I have no actual evidence for saying that. But it does seem odd not to mention MacDevelopments at all–it’s fricking MacWorld, for frick’s sake–and the failure to mention the new Airport, suggest to me a somewhat short-noticed ad hoc rearrangement of the keynote, basically, I submit, so Mr J could put one up Cisco, by expounding on the advantages of his iPhone over and over again for several hours.

It’s funny I should find this product so much less exciting than the original iPod, despite the similiarities in high price and limited functionality…


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