You’ve probably heard a thing or two about this new phone Apple is releasing, the iPhone. What’s the fuss all about? Let me break it down for you.
What makes the iPhone so exciting to geeks everywhere is that it has a giant touchscreen and only one button on the front. All the controls are on the touchscreen, which is multitouch. That means you can use multiple fingers to control it, and it’s much more intuitive than your standard touchscreen. The iPhone is also a new iPod, storing all your music, and it can surf the web too. See why it’s so cool?
It’s not perfect, however. The data network it uses, AT&T’s EDGE, is much slower than other 3G networks, making surfing the web on it away from a Wifi hotspot a chore. It doesn’t have some basic features, like picture messaging and voice dialing, and, well, it’s really expensive. Some people are planning to wait for a new version next year that upgrades to a 3G connection, adds GPS, and reinstitutes some of those missing features. So, now it’s time for your decision: is it worth it?