I have some concerns – no stylus sounds fine, until you have the flu and spread germs all over your phone. That doesn’t sound too appealing. It would be interesting to culture the phone after a winter flu season passes through the kid’s school.
And I hate it when anyone touches my LCD screens on my current phone or laptop. Fingers are oily. What’s this thing look like after a couple months of use? How scratch resistant is that full-frontal LCD?
And does it play well with Windows? At least well enough? Or is Apple going to bet the farm that they can leverage this device into a larger PC Market Share by locking it into Macintosh? Linux? Who knows.
And I certainly won’t buy one right away – any new hardware/software platform will have bugs – and I don’t get excited about the 5 hour battery life Apple claims. For a device that is touted as my MP3 player, my cell phone, and my Internet Appliance, 5 hours gets me through about 25% of my day.
Is the battery replaceable, or is this another dispose of it after 2 years device like the iPods?
I *do* understand why people are excited – so am I – I hate every cell phone I’ve had in the last five years – and I’ve had top of the line everythings. They all disappointed because they all tried to do everything, and none of them did anything overly well.
Until I see that Apple actually got the functionality down as well as they have “pretty” down, I’ll wait. For the iPhone 2.0, or maybe even the 3.0.
Oh, and as for the name change from Apple Computers to Apple, Inc – good move. Not many companies that included “Computers” in their name survived for 30 years. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple didn’t hold the record there.