so June is here and you know what that means.. its getting hot outside..and the iphone comes out june 29th. Everyone that asks me about it already knows my thoughts on this first generation iphone and why I will wait for the next generation even though the iphone ads make me want one..but I know its just the hype. Even apple executives share the same feeling I have according to NY times article
"Some Apple executives worry privately that expectations for the one-button phones may be too high and that first-generation buyers will end up disappointed.
Certainly there are skeptics. The high price will limit the phones’ appeal to true believers. The cellular network that the iPhone operates on is slower than those of many of its rivals. Several of Apple’s handset competitors hope that its decision not to include a keyboard, relying instead on a touch-screen virtual keyboard, will limit the attractiveness of the iPhone in text-intensive business markets"
I have no doubt that the iphone will get that 1% market share though regardless. there are enough people out there ready to pay up the $600 for it... with all that aside and the impact the iphone will have in the wireless industry..I was happy to read that at&t is boosting up EDGE speeds which benefits everyone! not just iphone owners.. a smart decision from the people at at&t since faster speeds are needed to create a rich web experience which the iphone claims as a main feature but since the unit is lacking 3G that was going to be a semi-rich web experience with lots of disappointed people..
Minimum data speeds should increase from about 40Kbps to 80 Kbps around June 15th if all goes as planned.. so see even if you are not getting the iphone you are still reaping the benefits that this little device is causing, its not everyday a wireless carrier shifts focus to refining older technology (EDGE) when they've been focused on growing their 3G coverage