Steve Jobs was everywhere yesterday and the herd was gaga over Apple's new iPhone. I must admit that the thing is good looking, but did anyone notice that it costs as much as a PS3? Also when the iPod first came out the pundits were lukewarm to the idea. Boy were they wrong. Can this phone really live up to the hype?
The Inquirer is reporting on Apple's slightly overshadowed other product announcement, Apple TV. iPod like interface DVR with tight integration with iTunes. Hmmmm. Interesting. Does it play games? That is what I want to know. While Microsoft and Sony battle over the living room with gaming boxes that also happen to do other stuff, can Apple cut out a piece of living room territory doing it the other way around?
The iPhone is awesome, but before I buy it, it's going to have to meet a few minimum requirements:
* A price under $300 * Larger storage capacity (30+ gigs) * Network coverage beyond Cingulair (I live in a place they don't cover well)
Beyond that, though, it really does look sweet. If they allow development for it as easily as Mac OS X computers, I'll be making little apps for it in no time. I already love hand-held gaming... this could just be a step in the right direction...