I have to say, now that it has been a week, and I still have no iphone. The stores in my areas can't keep em stocked. However, I have been reviewing the applications daily and getting feedback from other people I know with iphones with applications in them. I am disappointed so far. Some of these apps are just dumb. Some just seem thrown together. Some seem like they just are useless. Some seem, from the screen shots, like the graphics are old school cell phone graphics. I mean, I give people all the credit in the world for trying. But, with all the talk of developer's conferences, iphone app venture capitalist, and all the aspirations and hopes for what the apps could do, my expectations are not being met yet. How much of this is because apple? Are they controlling apps for a reason? Is apple not helping developers enough? Is it because it is all so new? I mean, when I am going to pay $300 for a phone plus layout another $1500 in service for a year, plus pay for these applications, I expect some results. I am sure all the other things about the iphone that has made it so hyped will wow me. But, this is what I really waited for to buy, the promise of applications that would make the iphone its own computing platform. When, realistically, will this occur? I want to be able to have files on my computer on my phone and be able to manipulate them and sync back. I want to be able to see applications that mimic what I use on my macbook like quicken and calorieking. That way I can sync back and forth and keep everything up to date. I want to be able to do what I do on my laptop on my iphone. This was my expectation. Or this is what the hype lead me to hope the applications would allow me to do. I mean, so far, the best part of the iphone app store is the comment sections for apps. I love the brutal truth some people are saying about these applications. Unlike the itunes comments, where everyone proclaims that album or song to be the best ever, these comments clearly point out the flaws in applications. And, this could be the most valuable feedback that helps the iphone applications leap to the next stage of their existence. What that is is yet to be seen?