We have lift-off! If you missed the huge launch of the iPhone recently, check your pulse, you may already be dead. I am a committed Apple user, I own more than ten Apple products. That qualifies me as a certified fanatic. With iPhone I chose to take a back seat. I learned after owning the original Bondi iMac, the original iPod, the original Nano and the second addition iBook, that Apple makes upgrades, fixes and product changes very quickly. Sexy changes that I find impossible to resist. It's the cult of Apple! I am anticipating the same path with the iPhone, making version two and three far superior.
I understand the "first kid on the block" concept, I've been there, done that and bought the tee shirt which no longer fits. My concern with jumping on the first edition iPhone is missing out on the new and improved functionality that will quickly follow (beyond software upgrades). Especially after qualified users begin to chime in out there in the blogosphere. I found two good articles among many that focus on iPhone's weakness in a world gone tech savvy, "iPhones Missing Killer App" and "Another iPhone Feature".
I had the chance to sample a new baby iPhone yesterday, it was amazing and had a lot of genuine wow factor. I was impressed as I expected I would be (I'm a lover, not a hater). The size is not as big as it appears in pictures. When it froze up (crashed) during my sampling time, the proud owner grunted and I politely walked away while he changed the dirty diaper. That ended my quality time with his new delivery. Nice phone to play with, but for $500 plus dollars I'm glad it's his, for now. I get to sleep in, while he's kept up at night wondering if he's really prepared for his new responsibility. iPhone online store orders will start shipping on July 6th (in the order they were placed) according to an Apple email. More to follow.