iPhone. You Phone. We all phone with iPhone.


If you're a major technology person (or not), or are someone who even remotely glances at news on the internet, yesterday was a watershed in the era of the mobile phone. Apple released what they tout to be the next generation in cellphones - the iPhone. Beautiful. Very Apple-y - droolable icons, fancy colors, and it doubles up as an iPod and a PDA too!


BUT. As great as this product looks, I just HAD to talk about why some of its features are not a good idea. Apple doesn't offer a keypad anymore - not a physical one anyway. So lets say you're the kind of person who has big thumbs or likes to feel a solid click when you dial - thats out. If your phone ever needs to perform in low lighting, you need to turn the screen on just to see the keypad. Hmm, thats not bad you say? There's more. How many times have you had troubles scratching that iPod screen anyway? I'm sure everyone who owns one uses some sort of cover on it. Or those skins which adhere to the very surface. Now, thats when you don't even touch the iPod screen! In this case, you're going to have to dial and drag and click on the screen. Heaven help you if you've uncut nails, or are female.. Lest someone suggest that I'm taking a dig at the fairer sex, what if you've overslept and are late for work and forget to shave? Boom. Everytime you use the phone, the screens going to have some phenomenal scratches. (This one's for the guys, incidentally :-). That said, they do have the coolest way to unlock your phone. Check out the Apple website for some shots. You basically drag an onscreen button to the right to open it - something which would never happen in your pocket.


Of course, they had to go tie up with Cingular inc, the most prohibitively pathetic piece of plumbing ever to exist on the face of this earth. And its going to set you back 600 bucks. Thats USD. And, its unavailable for another 6 months. Talk about the super hype and hoopla eh?

Of course, I'm updating my wishlist as of now.. I wouldn't mind having one of the once the initial kinks are ironed out anyway!

14 comments:

iz said...

So overrated dude. Been sent the iphone link seventeen times already. Sigh. Boys and their toys.

That Armchair Philosopher said...

hehehe, its overrated, agreed. Thats what i'm harping about aren't I? :)

that said, it probably does things better than anything else out there - thats what I like about Apple.

Szerelem said...

over rated? maybe...but I want!!

P.S: you are blog rolled. You dont mind rt?

That Armchair Philosopher said...

@szerelem - hehe my sentiments exactly.

Nope, of course I don't mind being blogrolled. Thanks :)

Scritch said...

it seems slightly pointless and super duper techie for no reason.

and why don't they make the glass scratch proof?

Scritch said...

but I dont care

I want it now

Surly Girl In The Corner said...

My new blog is: hazaarfucked.blogspot.com. Oh and helllo merry christmas I would like that phone ploise.

Something to Say said...

you have to click and drag? on a cell phone? does any man have any idea how damn difficult it is when you have just done your nails and you have to do that?
Iphone...bah!

Something to Say said...

ok - so I am technologically challenged. So what?

That Armchair Philosopher said...

@scritch - hey ho! well, for one, its not glass see? its a touch screen, made out of softer materials et al which can probably not _be_ made scratchproof.. and yes, welcome to the club :)

@surly - as i said before, every single URL filter in the world is going to block your new blog. sigh. i only wish 2007 brings you more gray cells than 2006 did.. ;)

@STS - haha, true. very true. but being a technophobe isn't bad at all - it just shows that you've real links to the past and that you are one of the few who're going to keep the past alive hehe

the wannabe indian punkster said...

Must. Not .Covet. Must. Pay. Rent. Instead.

argh.

That Armchair Philosopher said...

@punkster - believe me, you don't want it for atleast another year..

hedonistic hobo said...

it is gorgeous though, innit? i'm just worried about ugly finger smudges. but at least for once i won't have a problem of getting doity ole tobaccer in between the keys. for the past week i can only write 'ow are you' and 'a a a a a! that was funny!' now that the tobaccer is gone...... how are you? :)

That Armchair Philosopher said...

hahaha, you got doity ol 'tobaccer' under your keys? :) gosh I so have this totally different impression of you hehe. but what happens when all those long nailed fingers finally crack the touch screen open exposing the iphones' guts?