You know, I really thought there would be more to talk about for the 30 Days of iPhone articles. It’s actually getting hard to come up with much to discuss….the thing, for the most part, just works. I’m getting used to having it in my pocket, and I use it constantly. I read an article yesterday that said I was on crack for saying the iPhone is cheap for what you get, because other smartphones have been doing these things for years.
All I can say in response to that is…yeah, they have – but they sucked at it. What makes the iPhone work is not that they’re doing things no one has ever done before. They’re just doing things way better than anyone has done before, and in a way that no one has ever done before. The phone is great. The ipod is great. The Internet device is great. All three products bundled into this little computer in my pocket are heads and shoulders above anything Palm has ever put out.
I get that some people will prefer those other handhelds. That’s fine. I’m glad you like your phone…but you’re in a minority. Whether you like the iPhone or not, most people hate their cellphones. They are hard to use, clunky beasts…and the iPhone isn’t. What it lacks in “little things” (like no MMS messages…to me, I keep thinking….why don’t you just send an email?), it makes up for in the UI and general awesomeness.
Steve, a regular reader, asked me a week or so back how the iPhone handles pop-up windows. I don’t go to a lot of sites with pop-up windows, but I have noticed that it seems to do a better job of blocking pop-ups and Safari on my Mac. I almost never have to deal wtih a pop-up on the iPhone. If I do, it’s usually a link that I’ve clicked, and it will open in a new page, that becomes the main screen. If I want to go back to what I was doing I just hit the pages button, and flick back over to the other page I was on.
If you have any questions about the iPhone that you’d like answered feel free to email me at the address I give out in the podcast (don’t want to type it here because I like not getting spam), or send something in via the contact form.