The IPhone is coming, the IPhone is coming, the IPhone is coming! …On Monday???
Well, according to Gizmodo who, I am certain, are just looking for publicity. This is starting to remind me of when Dean Kamen told us that "IT" would revolutionize transportation, reshape cities, resolve the energy crisis etc. and everyone speculated on everything "IT" could possibly be, from properly recounting the Florida ballots to cold fusion but, in the end, it turned out to be a scooter that very rich people can play polo on!
While I don’t think the IPhone will turn out to be a Segway-sized disappointment, I’m very concerned that I won’t be able to play polo on it and, with expectations running as high as they are it had better at least cure cancer!
One cool thing that is in the works from Apple is a patent they filed earlier in the year to embed "microscopic image sensors" in an LCD screen, effecively turning your monitor or, more importantly, your phone’s screen, into a camera – allowing for true face-to-face communications!
And have you ever wondered why Apple insists on keeping that huge amount of space at the bottom half of their laptops? Well here’s the embedded docking station they filed a patent on!
Now if that were a cell-capable IPod you could get web access anywhere in the world…. Interesting!
January launch on "all" providers, both CDMA and GSM
Extremely small form factor
Two battery design (with single charger) — one for playing music, the other for phone functions
Flash memory: 4GB for $249, 8GB for $449
Apparently the Apple guys are not up on the KISS rule of product design but we’ll see how this all meshes together. Surely the fear of Apple has been holding down Motorola, who have already shifted their marketing focus to the lower end, ceding the high ground to a product that doesn’t exist yet from their former (or maybe still)…