Hopefully, all of the folks who shelled out their $500-600 have nearly activated their phones by now. According to all of the writeups I’ve seen, the phone is beautiful and (other than the touchscreen keyboard) very easy to use. It sounds like other than signing an exclusive service provider deal with AT&T, apple has once again nailed the vertical consumer experience.
I’m amused by the level of attachment people have to all things apple. It feels similar to the way people attached to Krispy Kreme Doughnuts when they first made landfall on the shores of the Puget Sound. They taste good, but when all is said and done, they’re just doughnuts.
Clearly, I’m not part of the target market for an IPhone. Me – I want a phone I’m not afraid to drop or shove into my back pocket for a long hard bike ride. Although I wouldn’t call my blackjack revolutionary, the price was right and it does the job pretty nicely.