- May 22, 2007
[the following is from a blog entry by Eric Brandt]
here is one (only one!) downside to being an iSkeptic: I can't report on the iPhone from direct PERSONAL experience.
What I wrote in my blog a week ago is STILL true: "I haven't touched the iPhone yet. I haven't sniffed it, stroked it, slipped it in my pocket, or tried to download anything over its very slow Internet connection. I also haven't tried to thumb-type yet on its slippery little glass face."
Why? Because, unlike all the iPhone faddists, I haven't plunked down hundreds of dollars for an untested unproven iDevice. I'm not drinking spiked Koolaid either.
Luckily for us, all those who bought the iPhone, like my buddy Steve Jones, can now answer our questions.
Here are my Top Ten:
1) What about, uh, just making a simple phone call?
Is it true that the iPhone takes six steps to make a phone call?
How long will that take to get on your nerves? Two days? Three?
Is it true that the required AT&T partnership forces you to use one of the most notoriously bad networks in the country?
Do makeup and fingerprints smear all over the device screen?
2) How about typing in a phone number or a note-to-self?
Call me "so last century" – but I save ideas in text form.
Can you type at all on the non-tactile "keys"?
I hear that period and commas require a 2nd screen. Is that one of those deceptive "urban legends"?
And I also hear that you can't copy or paste anything while you type. Tell me it ain't so!
the rest of this article is here