Apple has used several methods to make the iPhone easy to use. It is highly
likely that future versions of the iPhone will have more features that this
What do you guys think will happen to the ease of use?
The strategies Apple has used are:
Apple has severely limited the features compared to the competition. The
iPhone is designed for primary use cases only. Either you call someone or
I was going to respond yesterday to the "who is buying an iPhone"... but
decided to wait and just post an initial review...
I got one... sort of. I bought one for my wife. And trust me when I tell you
it is even cooler than the appears in the commercials. I was going to wait
for the next generation version to come out, but I might just go ahead and
There was no line at the AT&T store at 7AM yesterday morning when I stopped
at Starbucks for coffee (they're right next to each other) on my way to
work, so I decided I would check back at lunch.
Now, remember I said my company is buying me one, but after reading
this, I'm not sure I would buy one. Here's why? remember I want to
focus on hardware issues, but there are some important software issues
for me that became apparent. Maybe these can be changed in the
firmware at a later date. Let's hope so:
1. can't use as a WAN modem for my laptop - This is a major thing I
want in my next phone.
I'm not sure the remarks regarding Flash (Flash Lite) are entirely accurate.
As an end user, anyone can download the Flash Lite "add-on", for free
without entering IMEI, etc... as long as your device is supported. To author
specifically for Flash Lite, one has to have bought Flash as it is not a
stand alone application.
As a carrier, like Cingular/ATT, there is a "per unit royalty for each
device that ships with the Flash Player". The exact price, I don't know.
Just curious to know if anyone on the list is going to rush out and
get an iPhone today? I have one friend who is and I'm going to have
to arrange for some play time. I'm going to wait, mostly because I
don't need it, yet. I see the iPhone as the ultimate companion in
the metropolitan world. I think the commercials got it right -- if I
lived in a place with a plethora of choices in regards to food,
entertainment, and I also had a commute on a train or a bus I could
Interesting post on slashdot today discussing how the iphone may not
work with many rich media/web 2.0 applications because so many rich
behaviors currently assume a single point of focus (the mouse) and
therefore use onMouse events to trigger behaviors.
I think we need to realize that iPhone-lust is not about the UI or the
features. Look at the ads. The calamari add message is about fun,
spontaneity, movies, restaurants, leisure time. It is a lifestyle device, a
contraption you use to signal to yourself and your surroundings who you are.
Its about having the newest, most shiny gadget for people that can afford a
As one of the most expensive feature phones on the market, it has to match
the basic features of its competitors like camera and email. Not having
basic features is not an option.