Apple’s much vaunted iPhone went on sale in the U.S. over the weekend – with all the madness that you’d now associate with such a launch! BBC News has a good article on the launch fever, and my bestest buddy Texas Matt has put together a short review as a new owner of an iPhone himself!

Personally, I find it incredibly hard to get so excited about any new piece of technology nowadays. When I see people sleeping overnight outside a store to be first in line to buy a new PS3, XBox 360 or iPhone – I wonder – why?

It’s not as though I don’t go all geeky excited when I read about new technology, I just can’t imagine getting that excited – and that actually makes me a little sad and wistful for earlier years in my life when the release of a new Graphics Card or Computer Game *did* blow my mind.

Anyone else feel this way too, or am I just turning into a miserable old geek? 🙂


5 Responses to “iPhone”

  1. 1 Andy July 2, 2007 at 9:30 am

    I know what you mean. I did get all geek excited when the XBox 360 was launched but not excited enough to be camped out somewhere

    Even if demand was so high i couldn\’t get hold of one for months (a la PS3) i would have just waited
    I remember getting all excited when MS annouced UMPC but i\’m sure glad i didn\’t get one of those straight away!

  2. 2 Mike July 2, 2007 at 10:25 am

    I got a bit excited about it – but not enough to either camp out or even buy one. I\’ve got a phone (two in fact) that I\’m happy with and am not in the market for a new one until the one I mainly use slips off the mortal mobile coil to the great cellphone mast in the clouds. Then I read an article where Apple were heralding the extension of the battery life from 6 hours to 8 hours and was extremely glad I had no intention of buying one. Hardly that mobile if you\’ve got to carry a charger around with you during the day to keep the thing going! I get annoyed at having to charge mine every other night (or more precisely I get annoyed when I forget to charge it every other night)!

  3. 3 Mike July 2, 2007 at 10:27 am

    Oh – and yes Rich – you\’re just a miserable old Geek ;o)

  4. 4 Richard July 2, 2007 at 10:32 am

    Mike – I knew I could rely on a Microsoft employee to jump at the bait of calling me miserable. ;-)Like you, I\’ve got a \’phone I\’m very happy with. A T-Mobile MDA Vario II. 3G enabled, I use it for everything from Sat-Nav to e-mail to a Wi-Fi Detector to… oh yes, a phone!

  5. 5 Vijay July 2, 2007 at 4:55 pm

    I know what you mean, the hype rarely lives up to the reality.
    I still get excited and then disappointed!

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