The iphone does have alot of technology involved in it, but I don't feel like I'm so overloaded that I lost the whole point to the phone. Granted there is a lot this thing does that I could live without, but I believe the benefits have really done some wonders for me. I swear the thing got me to be even more organized with my day to day things, like contacts, emails, etc. Before it seemed I had things going everywhere and now I am somewhat funneling things into one place. The iphone didn't do this itself, it was more my mindset I got into once I bought it. But the concept of what the iphone does I think influenced me to do that.
There can never be too much technology. ;-) I honestly believe that technology has been one of the main factors in the public having a voice again. One example of that could be the Current Network. I now have alot of access to other peoples point of view and opinions that have opened my mind to knew possibilities in the way I think.
LOL, ok I guess flawless was a bad word choice, LOL. their are parts of the design that definitely need attention. No ones perfect I guess though, LOL. But if they strive for perfection, I would consider that a good personality trate. That is to say if a company can have a personality. :)
LOL... tell Greenpeace that they're flawless. Or everyone covered by the iBook REA a couple of years ago, or the people with blown iMac midplane assemblies. I guess those are engineering flaws. Jonathan Ive and his team's designs are pretty flawless.
Yeah it definitely is a big investment to say the least. I didn't actually decide to go for it until the price dropped. And even now the price still feels a little steep for all that you get. I said this on another post, I love apple's products, and I believe they are engineering geniuses, and their designs are flawless, but the price tag needs to be changed slightly. Thats really my only complaint with apple. Other than that I am a totally fanboy that wishes he had an apple computer now rather than later, LOL
Yeah, I'm an early adopter of almost everything Apple makes, but I'm waiting for the second or third gen on this one. EVDO spoiled me, so until it gets 3G capabilities, I'll have to wait. Which isn't to say that I don't want one very very badly. It just isn't up to my needs yet. Plus, I learned my lesson with the 12" Powerbook, which I bought on the day that it was announced. Rev B added DVI out, USB 2, a better graphics card, and faster RAM, among other things.
You actually get used to typing on an iphone pretty quick. At first you feel a little like you have massive fingers compared to the keyboard, but the iphone learns from the way you type and actually compensates. The ichat part I can see being added later in one of the firmware updates. I have to say that the updates to the firmware is one of the major things that convinced me to buy an iphone. Knowing that my iphone won't become obsolete, that is when it comes to the firmware, is a very cool feeling. One complaint I have though is the battery life. If you use it for just the phone and ipod it actually lasts longer than any other phone I have had., but once you start using apps that tax the phones memory, you start to see the battery life diminish very quickly.
I can still type faster on my Treo, and until the iPhone works as a highspeed network access device for my laptop, like my Treo on Verizon EVDO, count me out. And CallWave via the OS X Dashboard works as a nice alternative for visual voicemail. And why the hell isn't there a native iChat client built in? Still, for form-factor and interface, nothing comes close to the iPhone.
I had a samsung black jack, before I got my iphone. I have never been happier with this thing too. Even though it only has the edge network, I swear this thing gets better reception than the black jack did. The black jack would constantly drop calls and not to mention I pay less in monthly payments with my iphone than I did with the Black Jack.
Not poor Treo! I hated that stupid phone. It was ok on email and messaging, but as a phone, it totally sucked. I got rid of mine for a normal cell phone as soon as my job no longer required that I have one!
It was nice how it kept text messages from the same person as a long stream though. That was cool. But not worth the agony of the phone.