I’m bringing the 30 Days of iPhone to an end without actually doing 30 posts on it. Why? Because there is literally nothing left to say. Here’s what it all comes down to in a nutshell.
In my opinion, the iPhone is great. It’s is beautifully designed, the experience with it has been fantastic, and I couldn’t recommend it higher to people who want an easy to use, elegant mobile computer that also happens to make phone calls.
That’s how I see it.
Yes, there are flaws with the iPhone. It is not perfect. It is not a JesusPhone (a phrase that if Gizmodo doesn’t drop soon, I’m going to be dropping them from my RSS Reader. I’m beyond sick of it.). The iPhone is noteworthy because it is the “Valedictorian of Summer School” in the cell phone world.
There has never been universally renowned cell phone that everyone thought was great…and as far as I can tell, the iPhone is as close as anyone has come yet.
But at this point, if you’re interested in an iPhone at all, the nauseatingly exhaustive coverage on the web has told you everything you need to know. There are review out there that, if printed, are probably small novels on the iPhone….and I think that’s overkill.
Do you want to REALLY know what an iPhone is like?
There is an Apple store or an At&t store near you…and they will gladly let you fondle and caress it until you know 100% for sure that it either is, or isn’t right for you.
If you’re on the fence about it, feel free to wait. A new one will be coming sooner than later. That’s the nature of, not only Apple, but technology in general. If you jump on the band wagon now, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
You know the things that are bugging people. Edge is slow, you can only txt one person at a time, there is no “official” IM client, etc. If those things are deal breakers for you, there is no review in the world that is going to tell you that those features are secretly there, and everyone else has been lying about them. They’re not there. Will they be there in the future? Some of them might be. For me, the IM Client problem is already solved with beejive.
Now, this week is a big week for Macs, and I’m going to focus on that as much as possible, hopefully there will be some interesting and surprising stuff to report on Tuesday. The 30 Days of iPhone coverage is officially at an end, but that doesn’t mean the iPhone isn’t going to be a major factor of Apple Gazette.
I have some iPhone accessory reviews coming up in the near future, and I’ll, of course, be covering any new features, bugs, or applications for it, just like any other Apple product.
The iPhone is here to stay, and I – for one – am glad that it’s here.