We get lots of questions about the iPhone: what do we think of it? Are going to buy one? What does it mean for cell phones in this country?
While 99% of the discussion is pure speculation until the phone hits the street on June 29, there is certainly tremendous POTENTIAL in the iPhone as a device. In the first place, the ability to have a great three-in-one device will certainly free up a lot of pocket or purse space. Everyone who has an iPod knows how great they are. Everyone who already has a Treo or Blackberry knows that the web surfing experience is not analogous to that of your computer. A phone, video iPod and powerful browser and e-mail tool could certainly be a welcome addition to those of us who wish all these things could be joined as one. The real proof will be in how well Safari works and whether it really does replicate the experience we all have when we’re online from our desktops or laptops.
Apple has a history of getting people very excited about products and, while there have been a few letdowns over the years, their track record has been pretty good. I heard one pundit refer to this as the "largest consumer product launch in history." Apple and AT&T certainly have a lot riding on its success, and naysayers will jump on the smallest glitch to say "I told you so."
Our attitude is basically "wait and see." I seldom jump on the first version of anything, but if it even lives up to half of what they are claiming, I think we might witness a real sea change in mobile communication. And why not? Are any of us REALLY in love with our phones?
If you’re dying for more iPhone news, we suggest giving a listen to our friends over at ApplePhoneShow.com.