The gadget junky in me is screaming out for an iPhone. I even gave my best pitch to my wife on why she wanted a semi-used Samsung Blackjack, but I knew, and she knew it wasn’t to be. Yet.
In early January 2007 (B.i. – Before iPhone) I had been rocking my Blackjack for a month or so. It was great and fulfilled all my mobile needs – especially where 3G coverage was available. Then came MacWord 2007, (and henceforth time would be known as A.i. – After iPhone) and everyone went stark raving mad about the iPhone.
In recent months, leading up to TODAY (or the iSecondComing as many seem to see it as) I’ve been asked repeatedly, “Do you want an iPhone?” “Are you getting an iPhone?” “The iPhone will cure hunger and bring world peace, you’re getting yours on June 29th, right?” My honest reaction has always been that:
Yes, I definitely think it’s gonna rock, and Yes I’d like to get one. But no, I won’t be getting one for now – my Blackjack does what I need and will until a Revision B model of the iPhone is released.
And finally I find that someone else is of nearly the exact same mindset as me. Jeff Atwood has put together a tremendously thoughtful article on the topic, and echoes my opinions almost exactly. But his version is much more eloquent and with much more [interesting] detail. I recommend the read – probably while you’re waiting in a line someplace for an iPhone…