There’s no reason to go when you’ve got one of these that can do virtually everything but play movies. But you will, and you’ll ignore the “turn off your cell phone” ads because the screen is so pretty and you don’t care about those of us who want to see the movie:
Around 230 million Americans already own a cell phone, but Apple is banking that a handheld portable stereo that is also enabled for calls and e-mail will convince them to abandon their current phones and buy an iPod.
The company recently marked the sale of its 100 millionth iPod personal music device, making it, in Apple’s words, the “fastest-selling music player in history.” The iPhone’s premium features, however, come at a premium price: The device costs about five times more than a conventional cell phone. The four-gigabyte model retails at 499 dollars, while the eight-gigabyte model sells for 599 dollars. Potential buyers will also be obligated to sign up for a two-year phone contract with telecoms giant ATT.
Unlike regular cellphones that have dials and small screens, the iPhone features a larger touch-screen. All commands, from dialing a telephone number to surfing the Internet, are done by tapping or sliding a finger on the screen.
Yeah, count me out. I like phones that, you know, are good for making and receiving calls. Wouldn’t it be funny to learn despite its really cool features that the iPhone gets horrible reception and drops more calls than a pissed off homeowner answering a telemarketer?