Steve Jobs introduced Apple's iPhone at
Geekworld Mac World 2007 in San Francisco, California on Tuesday. I've been all over Apple's site and I want one. In the tone and timbre of voice that only Veruca Salt could muster - I WANT ONE, NOW!
I'll be patient, the device still has approval hoops to jump through: "This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained." (from the phone overview page at Mac.com and discussed all over the Internet. I don't feel bad about wanting one as others like Paul at Hee Haw Marketing have expressed their interest/lust, and David Armano has gone all thoughtful about it.
As much as I want one, it appears that Cingular will be the only service provider and I'm wondering what that means for people locked into Verizon or Sprint. Will people want it so badly that they will find a way to extract themselves from their cellular provider? Will we all pony up somewhere in the neighborhood of $500 for the hot new thing? It will be interesting to watch over the next few months.
My birthday is months away, everything I got for Christmas I'm keeping, and with a cellular phone that works fine and does what I need it to do, how can I convince my husband that I need this device? Need it. Like a fish needs Prada shoes.