On June 29 I gave a presentation at the Bi-Annual White Wall Web conference on the iPhone, and how it will change the face of web applications. Since then I have traveled to the US to play with the iPhone and thought I would document my findings.
Firstly for all of you who haven’t heard of the iPhone – Where have you been? If you don’t know all the facts and need more info, roll your mouse over to this review.
I was in the US last month meeting with a startup in LA that we plan to partner with in the future. While the meetings went well a small shiny black device in one of their sales guys hands caught my eye. He too was an Apple Fan boy aamotorinsurance and had
run out and purchased the iPhone. This inspired me to take one for a test drive, so I made the pilgrimage to the Apple store in Cherry Creek, Denver. The store is a monument to all things beautiful and all things Apple, and was fully immersed in the iPhone hype. Every wall is covered in iPhone pictures and every Apple computer on Demo has a working iPhone attached. I played to my hearts content and chatted to the Apple employees who were ever so keen to tell me how uncle Steve had given them all one on the launch day.
So what did I notice about the iphone, that is not clear in the Paul Smiths Sale online reviews:
- Its smaller than I thought.
- Its lighter than I thought.
- The web browser rocks, and is far better than the IE on Windows Mobile. Most websites rendered 100%, see the RSAWEB website on the iPhone below.
- A new user can learn the key strokes easily and even my technology challenged father got the hang of it.
- Its intuitive and the applications are easy to work out and use.
- The touch screen really works and the zoom/drag/etc touch features are easy to master.
- Its beautiful!
So the iPhone begs the question,
Will you change your Service Provider just to get the iPhone when it hits SA shores?
Will you pay the premium it commands over lesser mere mortal phones?