What you’re going to read in the next sentence may surprise you…
I think I’m passing this time around.
Don’t get me wrong, I think the iPhone is one of the sexiest/sweetest gadgets that I may have ever seen. What pains me is the “lock-in” that comes with cell phone service. If the device was coming out tonight that was everything (including WiFi) but minus the phone, I’d be taking off work and sitting in a lawn chair all day waiting for it (I seem to have done this before for other “gadget launches”). It just pains me that such a cool device and all of its features cannot be used without active phone service (and the day I stop service/upgrade to another phone, I can’t continue using it as even just an iPod/Internet device ~ am I wrong in that assumption?).
I guess the other part that turned me off is that the data plan is being reported to be dog-ass slow (that’s a technical term). I’ve been living with highspeed Internet connectivity on my phone for almost a year now and I can never go back. Hopefully this gets bumped up in the near future as it probably (subconsciencely) overshadowed the “lock-in” issue to me. Besides all of these excuses, I have another little gadget that’s on order that you’ll be hearing about soon enough (not to mention the majority of my money is tied up in a new house and baby on the way)!
If any of you that I know are picking up your iPhone at launch, let me know. I’ll take you out for lunch or something and use it as an excuse to check it out (and I promise we won’t go for buffalo wings or something messy that will get your new phone all greasy)… :)
Good luck, you iPhone consumers… I’m jealous already.
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Marusin’s NOT getting an iPhone and neither is yours truly. From what I’ve seen of the device it’s rather slick looking but that’s the Apple way; however, it has some fairly large hurdles to contend with. The price point is……