To iPhone or not to iPhone?
First things first: the iPhone won’t replace your Blackberryor Treo. Your company will let you buy this with your expense account. Real estate agents, entrepreneurs–this phone is not for you. At least, not for your professional life. This phone is for the rest of us, those of us who would like our phone, email, and music to be consolidated into once device, so that it comes in handy when we’re stuck in an airport.
That being said, should you shell out the $500 (for a 4GB) or $600 (for a 6GB) iPhone? Not if you don’t want to have AT&T as your only carrier option. AT&T is basically going to be spoonfed new clients who were hungry to get the iPhone. Nothing agaist AT&T but that exclusivity doesn’t sit well with me.
Also, if the iPhone costs more than your cell phone and iPod combined (which may very well be the case–I paid $150 for my Nano and $120 for my cell phone–that’s less than $300), is it really worth it? What if it breaks–then you don’t have a cell phone OR an MP3 player. That kind of sucks, doesn’t it?
Then again, having everything consolidated is the wave of the future. And the thing about the future is that that is when the cost of the iPhone will drop. Remember the first iPods? If the iPhone is the thing of the future, you might as well wait. Barring any unforseen disasters, the iPhone is here to stay. I think I’ll wait a year or two before I get one.
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