Friday, June 29, 2007

The Day Has Come! Will the iPhone's Hype Be Worth It? Me Thinks So!

Well, the day has come. After months of hype, Apple's iPhone is going on sale tonight at 6:00 pm nationwide. People are so hyped up about it they are camped out in front of Apple Stores everywhere. This is going to be the single biggest event in the history of the telephone since Alexander Graham Bell invited the wired kind (remember that?) way back when. If it's anything like the iPod, then Apple, the company who's computers I've loved for 2 decades has got a winner on it's hands.

People have asked me two questions. Am I going to get one? Not now. I'm an old-fashioned type guy. I never buy anything frist generation. Who know what bugs will show up as it does with any technology. And besides, everytime I waited I've had better luck with the product than not waiting. and, with millions of people all signing up at the same time, I'm sure the system (it being AT&T) will be a bit bogged down by the massive influx of users.

I've also been asked what it costs. Well, below is the official rate chart as published by AT&T. It's not the cheapest plan in the world, but it's not the most expensive either. Anyone with a Blackberry knows that. So for those of you who want to know what it will cost, besides the $500-600 you'll shell out for the phone, here goes...

And what about additional software? Well, here's Apple's stance on that. According to Apple, its revolutionary iPhone™ will run applications created with Web 2.0 Internet standards. Developers can create Web 2.0 applications which look and behave just like the applications built into iPhone, and which can seamlessly access iPhone’s services, including making a phone call, sending an email and displaying a location in Google Maps. “Developers and users alike are going to be very surprised and pleased at how great these applications look and work on iPhone,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Our innovative approach, using Web 2.0-based standards, lets developers create amazing new applications while keeping the iPhone secure and reliable.”

Well folks, Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and of course, the ipod! Will the iphone become the standard for cell phones? Only time will tell. I'll post a review on the hype of this incredible leap in technology this weekend after the crowd clears!

As always...Apple rocks. Good job Stevie boy!