I Hate To Say iTold You So, But...
Oh well--the frog says, overwhelmed with schadenfreude--I'm just going to pop over to the Apple store and drool over the device that they should have released in the first place. Two months ago, when I pronounced the iPhone "doomed", I talked about what I really wanted: An OS X enabled iPod with the nifty touch screen and WiFi, a "...perfect synthesis of...my digital assistant and my digital music player". And guess what? Apple announced my dream gadget yesterday, iPod Touch.
Eat your hearts out iPhone weenies!
I still use my discman on the bus, dang whipper-snappers and their techno-implants! Choosing which CDs to bring has become almost ritualized. I really should invest in a goddamn iPod already.
And yeah, the iPhone-without-the-phone does sound like a pretty cool gizmo--much cooler than the kind with a cell phone (have I mentioned that cell phone users are mutant freaks?).
Tom... The, "iPhone without the phone" is exactly what I want, but (and I *am* an iPod owner) my current iPod Video isn't too old. So I'm gonna have to wait. Bummer. :-(
I still think I'll stick with my no-camera, 3-year old cellphone and my MP3 player (not even an iPod).
And it was nice of Jobs to split the premium with 'em and give 'em $100 back (to be spent in his store, of course). Long live the American Dream!
Elsa... Well, as Dada point's out, Jobs game 'em back an "apology", though still a small fraction of the markup from what I've heard.
Dada... Apple's livin' the dream big time. I hear that iPhones cost about $150 in parts.
I think we aught to take up a collection to get you a new iphone with out the phone so you can critique the thing. I'm curious to see what you think if you do finally get one. They sure look sweet.
Incidentially, one of my windsurfing buddies had taken some home vid. patched in some rockin' music overlay and made his own home movies of us out on the water. Played it on the back of his truck on the iphone. Awesome. There were like six or eight sailors hanging off the tailgate like he was showing porn.