Cool iPhone Video

This cool new device is another attempt by Apple to turn an industry upside down – this time the phone industry. There’s a ton of cool features shown in that video, such as the touch screen, the iPod functionality, the visual voicemail, the internet capabilities, the vertical/horizontal orientation sensor, and the cool hand gestures you can use to create actions on the screen, such as zooming in on a picture. And that video didn’t even show the 2-megapixel digital camera feature. There is no doubt that it’s one of the most technically impressive mass-market devices I’ve seen; and like all Apple creations, it looks pretty damn cool.

I’ve heard a few discouraging things, though. First off, you can’t use your iTunes music as a ringtone. That’s just a bullshit for more money by Cingular. The camera also doesn’t have a zoom feature from what I’ve heard. It also doesn’t play Flash or run Java. It just seems to be a somewhat crippled device. There’s not going to be any innovative 3rd party applications to enhance this product that has such amazing potential. I have no doubt that later iterations will improve on this already impressive creation, so I will be waiting it out. The $600 price tag doesn’t help either.

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~ by CajoleJuice on January 12, 2007.

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