We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Computers!

By Dave on January 9, 2007

Just when everybody was so excited about the so-called iPod killer, Zune, Apple comes out with something new that blows it out of the water. CEO Steve Jobs earlier this morning showed off the new Apple iPhone, and from the looks of it, there will be little reason left to have much for a computer on your desk at home; the iPhone does it all. Use it to check your e-mail, browse the web, watch movies, listen to music, podcasts & audio books, check the time, take pictures & organize them, and so much more. Oh, and you can make & receive phone calls on it too.

The thing will use either wi-fi or cellular signals (Cingular), and will hunt down open wi-fi networks & pick them when it can. When you’re browsing the web it even knows which way is up, and will reorient its display when you turn it sideways or upside down.

Dang. It does all that, and I just got a Motorola Razr.

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  1. So it seems that apple will rule the World.

    This is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.

    Damn, I just bought a Treo 680.

    I wonder if it runs some sort of unix too!

  2. Well it run OSX.

    Damn, this will be an inflexion point in history. remember I said that.

    After this, palm is doomed, and it also messes up Bill G dream of a tablet everywhere.

  3. Well, it's not coming out for another six months. Plenty of time for your razr to have an 'accident'.

  4. Mark says:

    IMHO not interested. Unless they come up with a flip phone version I just can't use this. Not an apple bash but a "I always seem to destroy none flip phones because I always scratch or just plain break the screen."

    Plus for me, having all that power would be worthless. Not a cell phone power user kind of guy.

    But it does look sleak and shiny like all apple products so enjoy.

  5. Edoc says:

    From what I've read it's not yet clear if this phone runs OSX, replete with an iPhone SDK, or a closed, modified version of OSX. This is a critical detail which will determine whether this phone is a geek's wildest dream or merely a great gadget.

  6. BryanSD says:

    I don't think Apple's new phone is going to be all that impressive as a phone. The reliance of the touch screen as a keyboard instead of actually providing a keyboard is a concern of mine. Let's see you quickly dial that phone while you're walking or driving.

    The design of current phones rely on three senses: sight, hearing, and touch but Apple's design lacks accommodation for touch. There is a reason why those that IM on a phone prefer the QWERTY keys on their phone. Some of those kids IM while their phone is in their pocket., but they won't be able to do it with this phone.

    While the iPhone may not become a "phone killer" I do think that it will end up making a fantastic online PDA and why I would buy it. Also, in my opinion the real Apple revolution will not come so much with this phone but Apple's insistence that phone carriers not disable the phone's features. IMHO...that's where the real story is at!

  7. Peter says:

    IMHO i like the keypad which supports predictive T9 input. What a hype.. :)

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