It appears that Steve Jobs and Apple have done it again. I don’t need it. You don’t need it. But, based upon Job’s Keynote at MacWorld yesterday, many of us will want the new iPhone once it is released this June. Like the iMac and the iPod, the new iPhone is a technological marvel surpassing anything else on the market. In fact, calling it a phone diminishes what this device can really do. Is it a phone? Is it an iPod? Is it a wireless internet device? No! It is Superphone combining all three with an amazing touch screen interface and with OS X inside. Like all Apple products, iPhone has a major “coolness” factor that had the audience at MacWorld oohing and aahing followed by cheering and clapping throughout the Keynote.
The technology guru at the New York Times, David Pogue, is one of the few who have actually had a chance to play with the iPhone and he has an interesting article describing some of the more innovative features here.