What hasn’t been said about the iPhone?
This is probably going to be the first in a series of posts in which I explore my thoughts since the announcement of this device. I’m not just going to talk about the device itself, but also about mobile devices in general, plus my own digital device needs. I find myself asking if I can indeed fit in the iPhone in my very exacting gadget requirements, which strictly speaking, the iPhone doesn’t meet. I’m also thinking about the nature of a great packaging and can a strong user interface influence buying my decision?
I’ve always told everyone who’d listen not to buy an iPod. Here in Malaysia, where one of the major features for iPod usage, the iTunes store, is not available to us, it takes a way a huge determining factor for purchasing the iPod. What else is there to the iPod without the ability to purchase songs and TV shows on an affordable basis? There are other products out there offering similar (if not better) features than the iPod, similar form factors, and most importantly, at a price that won’t have us all choke on our coffee.
I will get to all these soon.