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Apple iPhone Overhype

I opened up my feed reader not just 20 minutes ago, and what was the big topic that has hit the tubes? The Apple iPhone is going to be released June 29th.

Rather than me going into lots of reasons why Apple, and their fans, should focus on their Macintosh computers, and the fact, that there will probably be hardware and software issues with the phone on initial releaase, I'd rather bring people down to Earth, and remind them that IT'S A CELL PHONE, for the love of everything good and holy. But, with that said, I'll probably get one myself. It's pretty freaking sweet.

{ 4 } Comments

  1. arbulus | June 4, 2007 at 8:09 am | Permalink

    The iPhone looks like it will be a nice piece of hardware, but because it's so expensive, and locked into a contract with AT&T, I won't be going for it.

    Open Moko's Neo1973 looks like it's shaping up to be a really great alternative. The public release is slated for the end of this year, and I'm really looking forward to it. It's completely open source, running Linux, and has what appears to a large number of the feautres of the iPhone. Plus, it will not be locked into one carrier, which is awesome.

  2. jh | June 4, 2007 at 8:18 am | Permalink


    No thanks. Not for me. I've been a Cingular customer before, and I don't think I want to go through that again. Plus, the Iphone is running on an old data network, and so will suffer there too.

    The sad thing is that people act like this is the "newest and freshest" cellphone ever. Nah. People in Japan get stuff ten times cooler than this.

  3. Cyrus Jones | June 4, 2007 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    The iPhone is way too exepnsive. Cell phones do too many features badly. They are bad at taking pictures and have small screens for watching video. They should focus on giving better coverage. If I were to get a multipurpose phone, I would get an unlocked GSM one with Linux. But really, why do you want an iPhone. It's to big to be used as a cell phone.

  4. Duv | June 6, 2007 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    You know, it's funny... I like the muilt-touch, but with the slow coming of FIC's Neo1973 (The Phase 2) It's going to be quite the choice. I'd still go with the Neo1973.

    @Cyrus: You know, you have a point there... that is something that I've been known to argue at lenght. Cell's make for some horible mp3 players (outside of ringtones), cameras, and video recorders... I happen to have an Motorola SLVR L7, barely use the camera or iTunes (yes, it has stupid iTunes). Had an L2, and loved the thing... it was SO SIMPLE when you compare it to the L7 (really, the only reason I got the L7 was for the screen-resolution).

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