I am so over the iphone. The hype is out of control. I can't escape it on the radio, on blogs, on youtube. I couldn't care less about some $600 phone that costs $100 a month to have. But, I've never been one of those people who desperately needs to own status symbols.
I completely understand gadget geeks getting excited about the phone, just like movie fanatics wait in line for 24 hours (or more) to get into the opening night of a movie. But the hype for the iphone isn't being driven by gadget geeks, it's being driven by people dying to have the latest status symbol. A friend of ours is delaying his trip to Provincetown this weekend to wait in line to get the iphone on Friday. Why? While he won't say it, it's so he can walk up and down Commercial Street holding an iphone and have people stop him and ask him to see it.
I have no doubt it will be cool. It looks like it has a true internet browser, which is great. If it accesses the internet with any kind of speed, that'll be awesome. And once the hype has settled and the cost has come down, I could definitely see myself getting one if it lives up to half of the hype it has garnered. But the need to wait in line, postpone trips and shell out a couple thousand dollars over the next year for it? Come on.