From the pre-launch hype to the post release headaches, I’ve been pondering this question, “What is an Apple iPhone 3G really good for?”
There’s been lot’s of suggestion, but precious few with any substance. A colleague of mine, Jim Stewart of stewartmedia.biz told us in a video blog that his iPhone is an important business tool because it has Facebook on it…???
Don’t get me wrong, I love Facebook just as much as the next be-my-freind-to-build-my-hungry-ego guy… but is that really all there is?
Ok, so it’s a phone… that looks cool… that you can browse the web on… riiiight. *yawn*
Oh, and you can email on it. However, MobileMe, the supposed replacement of BlackBerrys and Exchange doesn’t actually work.
IT wire’s top ten productivity tips for iPhone consisted of things like how to turn the caps lock key on, and how to kill crashed programs… Hang on a minute…! What? An Apple iCrash? I was told that such a thing did not exist!
So sure it’s got a nice sexy casing and a large screen that drains your batteries faster than you can charge them. But, now cracks have started to appear in shiny white iPhone casings.
And of course, you can’t change that battery, so the whole phone is throw-away tech.
Now I admit that this thing is so alluring that I am tempted to buy one, but that rational side of me is screaming out:
“Please, please, please tell me that there is something useful about this thing?”
I beg of you Apple, please stop marketing your electronic gadgets to me!
Apple iPhone 3G smells stinks to me like the American consumer culture at its peak. As their unsustainable consumer economy crumbles down around them, at least they can take comfort in their cracked but shiny white iPhones.
Instruction to believers:
Apple drones, you have been told what to do by the great fruit shaped corporation in the sky. The iCreator wishes you to proceed to an Apple Worship Altar Store to buy your iPhone 2.0 now. Forget that you ever owned an iPhone 1.0 and please be sure to stow it safely in your desk draw, never to be seen again!