I don't think you have to be an Apple fanboy to appreciate the new Iphone that Steve Jobs announced Tuesday at MacWorld. But it doesn't hurt, does it? Just look at the thing...
Heck, even Matthew Ingram (not the biggest Apple fan in the world) wants one.
I'm in the market for a new phone and I've been thinking about getting a smart phone, like my wife's Treo. But I decided to hold off, just in case all the hype about the new Apple phone turned out to be true.
Now it looks like waiting was a good idea. If you haven't seen this new wonder, or want to know a bit more about it, check out the details on the Apple site.
Or you can follow some of the action in the blogosphere, using Technorati. Here's the results of a search for the Iphone tag in blog posts. But be prepared...the count right now is 2788 posts in English (and rising every minute, it seems.)
The world seems impressed, so far. The stock market gave Apple's shares a big boost, while punishing other cell phone makers, who are expected to be forced to redesign their current offerings just to catch up.
Apple has a history (as Steve Jobs told us in his keynote on Tuesday) of coming up with products that redefine an entire sector, like the original Mac and the Ipod. Looks like they might have done it again with this gadget.
One downer note about all this. It'll probably be months - or years - before we are able to get one in Canada. But hey, I'm not that far from Washington State...maybe I can just catch a ferry...