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So yeah, I made the plunge Sunday morning. Drove over to the CambridgeSide Galleria a little before 11, planning to wait in line til the doors opened at 11... Found them already open; lots of stores were already open, actually, so I'm not sure what the hours actually are over there. Or maybe the Apple store opened early for iPhone weekend.

Anyway, I walked in, said "got any 8G phones?" and they said "Yep." I paused... said "give me a minute to think" and went over to the display to play with one again. And was once again amazed at the UI on the thing. And the screen. The screen is sooooo beautiful. So anyway, I went back over to the counter and got one. It was really easy! No Wii-like pain of waiting repeatedly in lines only to be thwarted at the rising of the sun.

This, my friends, is the first phone in the history of mankind that doesn't suck. Plain and simple.

But there are things I'll miss about my Nokia 6682. Primarily the powerful IM client I had for it - it handled all the protocols (though it only supported a single Jabber account at once). Also missed will be the ability to use my phone as a bluetooth modem for the N800 Internet Tablet, and the general ability to load it with new software. To be honest, the difficulty signing up on Sunday wasn't about the cost of the iPhone, it was about the loss of the 6682. If I could move the SIM back and forth between the devices I'd be ecstatic right now.

On the other hand, the sealed-ness of the iPhone makes it feel truly solid, and I see why they did it. It is amazing how fragile it doesn't feel.

I could go on about it, but Jered's post says a lot of what I would say about it, and he said it first. His post was one of the things that really helped me decide to jump.

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srakkt
Jul. 3rd, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
Sure, I sub to Make: and read the blog via RSS. But this doesn't really solve the issue of being able to carry a spare, charged battery in the event that you're away from a charging dock for a long period of time.
cityofbeige
Jul. 3rd, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
You mean... like make an iPod charger out of an Altoid tin and two AA batteries? Trust me... it's all there. You just have to look for it.
srakkt
Jul. 3rd, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC)
No, I really do mean a user-replacable battery as something that is designed for by thoughtful engineers.

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