did somebody just bash the Newton? Nw I may be a huge mac fanboy, but the Newton kicked ass. Have you even ever used one? the thing is practically up-to-date by today's standards and it was released 10 years ago.
I have a cell phone that makes phone calls. That works pretty well for me.
I also have a digital video camera that takes video and stills. That works pretty well also.
And, despite the commercials that show how usefull a combination, I've yet to run into a single situation where I said "I need a phone to take pictures with FAST!".
In other words, Stick to good versions of the seperate parts. It'll save you money and you'll wind up with much better quality, plus you won't be encouraging other developers to just stick **** together because they can.
Yes, "we" do. About 99% of the rest of world still doesn't though. So expect comments like that. Most buyers of this will probably just see OSX on their phone like Symbian, i.e., just some phone-specific program. I don't think it'll convert very many people the way the iPod has.
This thing is the future. No need to carry ipod, cell phone, and lap top on trips, when this thing can cover all needs.
The future's already available. And it's unlocked, so you don't have to use crappy Cingular.
Nokia just unveiled a 5MP camera phone today too. Apple better not release this thing with a 2MP phone like they're saying right now, or it will already be behind the times. And they better offer it unlocked also.
say what you will about apple, but damn do they know how to create buzz. the iphone has been all over the news today. on the net, on tv, every news channel or website ive seen has something on it. when was the last time a freakin CELLPHONE got this much hype? i-phone = the lebron james of cell phones, already being hailed as the GOAT before it has made a single phone call.
But almost any e-mail and web browser program will do.
If all you want is a checklist of things that a device can do, Apple's not for you. Apple is for people who also want to know how well it can do those things. If I thought any old mp3 player will do as long as it plays music, I could get something cheaper than an iPod. If I thought any old computer is fine as long as it runs office and can connect to the internet, I wouldn't have a Mac. If I thought any pair of shoes is fine as long as they fit on my feet and have laces, I wouldn't buy Nikes. Etc.