July 03, 2007
Not that I am planning to buy one for a variety of reasons (basically the $60 minimum monthly cost - I actually don't find the $600 base cost at all unreasonable), but the iPhone release really does seem pretty hugely significant. Seems technologically and interface-wise lightyears ahead of other similar devices and many of the existing issues I expect will be solved in the 1-6 months timeframe via software upgrades or in the case of GPS will need new hardware and might take a bit longer. The only one which seems likely to take significantly longer is the 'locked to AT&T' issue which I still don't really understand - did they give Jobs just a bucketload of money? Yes, I understand he wanted to keep a ton of control over it and AT&T agreed to that but, still, this seems like it is going to be the only big limiting factor for them for the moment.
Posted by aarondf at July 3, 2007 05:43 PM
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