The iPhone works exactly as described in Apple's Calamari ad. There were some who doubted that and suggested there should have been some kind of disclaimer at the bottom, but that work flow and the number of taps is 100% accurate.
Still, Mr. Enderle wasn't specific about how long it would take the iPhone to claim its first victim so we should be patient.
The furred Applephile has his finely finished phone and he couldn't be more pleased. Absolutely zero buyer's remorse.
Indeed, it reminded him of the last life-altering product he purchased which was an Airport Base Station (although it could have been any wireless access point). This will truly change the way he works and plays.
The Macalope went to an AT&T store on Saturday morning as the Apple Stores are a little sparse … Read more
David Maynor David Maynor's partner, Robert Graham:
The thing that interests us most, though, is that we think the iPhone is inherently more secure than competing smartphones (such as those based on Windows Mobile or Symbian).
Graham's reason for this conclusion is the integration to iTunes which automatically checks for software updates.
Another reason he didn't mention and one the Macalope's been mulling over in his head for several months is Apple's much-lamented decision to keep the phone closed from developers. When you look at the Month of Apple Bugs, many of the bugs were … Read more
Our long national nightmare of waiting for the iPhone is over.
Paul Kedrosky in the Wall Street Journal knows why people are excited about the iPhone.
He says it's not that Apple has slowly allowed little tidbits of information about the device to come out.
I am hard-pressed to think of a single material feature in the product that wasn't announced six months ago, right down to the nifty new way you can scroll through songs.
Actually, the Macalope can think of two without even going to the iPhone product page: the 8-hour battery life and the YouTube player, so there might be some merit to the slow bleed … Read more
Last night Mrs. Macalope made the horned one a happy polymorph. Over glasses of red wine, with the lights low, she whispered those words that every man (man/beast, whatever) longs to hear.
"You can buy an iPhone."
You should be so lucky, boys.
Those grapes they're serving at the Chicago Sun-Times are sour!
No, not for you, sadly. For Apple employees.
But while Daring Fireball may have scooped the Macalope, the horned one has the real scoop. Not only are they getting free iPhones, but the Macalope's sources tell him they're also getting free ice cream tomorrow afternoon.
Who says Steve Jobs is heartless and mercurial?
The iPhone Matches Most of Its Hype.
Our verdict is that, despite some flaws and feature omissions, the iPhone is, on balance, a beautiful and breakthrough handheld computer.
And there it is: one of the most hyped consumer products ever comes pretty close to justifying the bombast.
Apple's iPhone isn't perfect, but it's worthy of the hype.
While it doesn't kill people (despite what you might have heard), the Apple iPhone should be an integral part of any strategic urban assault … Read more
New York magazine's John Heilemann's magnum opus on Steve Jobs is the kind of turgid, operatic flight of fancy technology and business coverage could really do without.
He saunters out onstage...
Which is to say he walked out onstage.
Well into his forties, Jobs appeared to have pulled off some kind of unholy Dorian Gray maneuver.
Huh? Here's a picture of Jobs in 1998 when he was 43.
Now, the Macalope doesn't know about you, but if Jobs traded his soul for eternal youth, he must have gotten it back for breach of contract.
The senescence … Read more