Two years ago, I saw the iPod in action for the first time. A friend of my brothers, Gabe (who lives in Malaysia) had one in his car – it played remotely through the car’s stereo system. I was amazed. It held thousands of songs, categorized them in about 5 different ways, and had about 1 button. I loved it. Even though I’ve wanted one since, I still don’t have one. My brothers are running some amazing computer programs off of their Mac computers. They’re running complicated video editing software, and they love their computers. Apple continues to do an incredible job in the new millenium.
The iPhone is an amazing invention. It triples as a phone, iPod and web browser. And I know that phones have been able to do all of this before. But the iPhone is going to do it with a touch screen, faster service and no drop-down menus. YouTube and Google are on board, and that’s a pretty big deal. It will be user friendly, effective and very expensive. $599 (USD) is the starting price, and AT&T is the carrier. I don’t know who’s going to be running the show in Canada.
The iPhone comes out on Friday at 6 p.m. I certainly won’t be getting one, but I hope somebody I know does, so I can play with the buttons, or whatever.