mrak wrote:ThoreauBot wrote:Good call. I imagine the launch of the iPhone is going to be fun to witness at a distance.
That's how I plan to enjoy it. (But then, having a year left on another wireless carrier's contract is a substantial factor in that decision too.)On the upside, Apple's bound to receive a good amount of constructive feedback (read: bitching) from the early adopters.
I bet the second one will be cool.
And I predict the second one will have a user-replaceable battery. To me, that's practically a deal-breaker with a wireless phone, more so than with a digital music player.
I expect Apple's entry into a new industry to present them with all kinds of lessons. And as always, it'll be fun to see how quickly (if ever) they learn from some of them.
And in closing, I just want to mention Apple a few more times:
Apple, Apple, Apple, Steve Jobs, Apple, iPod, Apple, Steve Jobs, Apple
...just because I enjoy its uncanny ability to turn Beer Moon into pulsewidth modulation.
Well the first one should have a replaceable battery, because they were supposed to have learned that with the iPod fiasco. Clearly they didn't, and so I doubt they will for v2.
There are already rumors that the next incarnation will not be a bigger better iPhone, but a sellable iPhone in the sub-$200 price range, where the vast majority of consumer electronics are actually purchased. If so, goodie on them and I will definitely check it out.
If I have to shell out $600 though, I should be able to use whatever I want to transfer my music to it. We have the technology.