Mac News: iPhone and the New Technology Buzz
I deferred posting the news of the iPhone launch, since, well… I’m not too excited about it. So forgive me for letting my personal feelings affect a supposedly objective takes on technology and lifestyles.
I haven’t really been an Apple user. When the iPod craze came (and went?) I was the guy who never owned an MP3 player. Yes, I love music, but I’m not the kind of guy who’d love to have something stuck in my ear. And if I were to own one, I’d probably opted for a Zen instead (yey for the underdog!). One thing that I probably regret a bit is not getting me an MacBook. Instead, I got myself a little sidekick (an Asus) with good enough specs for blogging and a bit of gaming too at half the price I’d pay for a high-end MacBook. Not that I have the spare cash to purchase one anyway.
In any case, I’d have to admit that when it comes to Macs, my only exposure to them is when I get the chance to work on the Macs in my former office. And I understood why they’re great and why people love them. Given the resources, I would never hesitate to get me a MacBook. As for the iPod, well, let’s say that it has become a status symbol and I’m a bit of a non-conformist at times.
Now comes the iPhone. As early as now, a lot of people have expressed their criticism against it. Besides, it is, to date, the largest effort Apple has put in reaching other markets, this time, mobile phones. While I like what I’ve seen so far. I think it’s a kick in the side of Microsoft with that touch screen since it looks like a miniaturized Surface interface.
I’ve been a mobile phone user for a good part of my life and what’s amazing is that, I never really went for the swanky phones, save perhaps during the glory days of GSM when I was one of the first guys to own the newly-released Nokia 8210 back in 1999. I’ve been an advocate of function and price over style. But I understand the buzz and the raves that go with a new product. So will I eventually get myself an iPhone. No… Or rather, not now.
In any case, Michael over at Apple Gazette is now a proud owner of one. And being the resident Mac blogger of Bloggy, I’d just point you guys over to his takes on this latest piece of supposed wizardry by Apple.
June 30, 2007 Saturday at 6:41 pm