With some hours gone by since the announcement of the iPhone I thought it interesting to see what reactions different people have to this thing.
First up a hands on from David Pogue, New York Times:
"Today, I had meetings with with Steve Jobs and then Phil Schiller, Apple’s director of worldwide marketing. I basically played with the iPhone the entire hour.
Here are some of the things you can’t tell without actually handling and using the iPhone."
[Some Hands-On Time With the iPhone]
Omar Shanine also has some interesting things to say about the thing. Most of which actually mirrors my own thoughts in that we'll be seeing a version 1 product with bugs and niggles which need to be worked out. Luckily they'll probably get there before the European launch:
"Here is the thing with the iPhone. Yes it's cool... and yes it has some crazy cool new features. However, there is a reason it's going to be out in June. It's probably horribly buggy and incomplete. There is going to be a ton of NEW software running on this thing. Mac OS X on a tiny device the size of the Q powering your Phone, IMAP IDLE connection etc? It's going to Crash, need reboots, be slow, lock up (hellooooo spinning beach ball), have trouble answering the phone and so on. You know it will, you just don't know it yet because you haven't lived with one."
[Thoughts on the macworld keynote]
Also I don't know how Apple can get away with calling this thing the iPhone with Cisco releasing a product with the same name weeks before. Finally the Macworld keynote is online at the Apple site if you want to see the whole thing and maybe learn a thing or two about how to give a really great presentation :)