Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Comparing Apples to Apples

The first review of the iPhone is out, and it's . . .

Actually, the review of the first iPhone indicates that the next generation iPhone will be a really neat gadget. But the version set to sale on Friday is just for first-adopter geeks -- expensive, relatively slow, inadequate memory, but with a faboo display screen and fun to use. Indeed, someone like me who has both an iPod and a phone that runs on AT&T's fastest cell network would downgrade on both storage and speed if I traded my two gadgets for the one.

Remember the adage that you should never get a Microsoft application before version 3.0 because versions 1.0 and 2.0 always sucked -- by version 3.0, it would finally get all the worst bugs out. That logic applies to new Apple products: they are invariably better in their SECOND iteration (which tends to follow closely on the heels of the initial version because Apple is constantly tweaking its products). More importantly, at the time the Third Generation (Apple has Generations, PCs have Versions) of the Apple gadget du jour makes its debut, the Second Generation price will knocked down to something reasonable.

So sally forth early adopters and have your fun. I'll save my money and wait for Apple to fix all the problems you guys spot.

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