that the iPhone does to cell phones what the iPod did to mp3 players. In other words, when the iPod came out, it was the huge, sleek technological breakthrough that the music world was looking for. Now, everyone and their grandmother has an iPod, and the little beast we all love dominates the mp3 player market. Now think about cell phones. Think about 10 specific people from your life. How many of them have the same cell phone? I did that, and I could think of one or two that had repeats, the rest were different. Different carriers, different models, different functions, etc. Now fast forward to 2 years from June. The iPhone is in its 3rd revision. It's a little smaller, bigger HD, a little cheaper. There are different colors, and a slimmed down version for half the price. For the sake of argument, assume it is still locked to Cingular. My question is: do you think the iPhone, with a few minor changes, can do to cell phones what the iPod did to mp3 players. Can you picture everyone you know with the same cell phone? Every cell phone on TV or in movies is the same little touch-controlled beauty we saw for the first time yesterday. Every single store that sells electronics has a little section dedicated to peripherals, cases, etc. that only fit this one product. To me, that seems crazy. I am so used to everyone having different cell phones. It would be like if everyone started driving one car. So many different cell phones exist, and everyone seems to have a different one. It's just weird to think that if the iPhone does what the iPod did, everyone you know will be talking on the same phone.