Wednesday, June 27, 2007

iDay: iPhone is Coming

image published by the Washington Post on June 21, 2007 (click image to see the entire cartoon)

iDay is coming. And if you don't know what the heck that is, it begs the question, have you been living in a Cave the past six months?

On Friday, the 29th of June 2007, Apple Faithful in North America, together with common folk will congregate in the Temples and Chapels of Macs and AT&T stores to get themselves the most anticipated consumer device and status symbol ever. it will be the 2nd coming of the iPod... clothed in a multi-touch all-in-one device and accomplishes what smartphones everywhere could not: be smart.

David Pogue of the New York Times says:
Apple says one battery charge is enough for 8 hours of calls, 7 hours of video or 24 hours of audio. My results weren’t quite as impressive: I got 5 hours of video and 23 hours of audio, probably because I didn’t turn off the phone, Wi-Fi and other features, as Apple did in its tests. In practice, you’ll probably wind up recharging about every other day.
5 hours of video is good enough for me (my 5G ipod works with 2 hours of video, so this is certainly an improvement).

The reviews (and much of other people's reviews from Macrumors) have the same conclusion that Pogue best wrote:
all the iPhone hype isn’t hype at all. As the ball player Dizzy Dean once said, “It ain’t bragging if you done it.”