A Closer look at the iPhone

The iPhone’s going to be on sale in the U.S. tomorrow and the consumerism marked by the hype surrounding the launch is pretty much found in the internet. I’m not that much into gadgets but Apple’s iPhone hype had me taking a look into that direction.

A previous feed from Bruce Elgort’s blog made mention of a comprehensive article, (from which this photo is taken,) on the gadget’s pros and cons from David Pogue of the NY Times. According to Pogue:

In the last six months, Apple’s iPhone has been the subject of 11,000 print articles, and it turns up about 69 million hits on Google. Cultists are camping out in front of Apple stores; bloggers call it the “Jesus phone.” All of this before a single consumer has even touched the thing…

As it turns out, much of the hype and some of the criticisms are justified. The iPhone is revolutionary; it’s flawed. It’s substance; it’s style. It does things no phone has ever done before; it lacks features found even on the most basic phones.

From the same entry too, a comment points to another blog entry from The Washington Post’s Rob Pegoraro regarding how much people are taking the iPhone launch just “a little too seriously.”

In tune with the “win-some, lose-some” intonation from Pogue’s entry, Steve Atkinson’s 6 Things to Consider presents its own concise list of reasons why to get an iPhone and why wait before getting one.


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