So Apple have finally gone and released their iPhone. And the hype seems to be everything Apple could have dreamed off. While the phone looks sexy and the spirit of the Newton seems to live on I can’t help but feel there is nothing here that we have not had for a while.
I already have a phone that accesses the internet, plays music, has office apps on it, runs games, has a 2MB pixel camera.
But mine has a better battery life, built in keyboard (which Apple must realize is an advantage because they plan to ship an external keyboard accessory), ActiveSnyc to my PC, 3G internet access, etc.
I cannot help but feel that Apple is playing catch up here, for fear that the phone companies may otherwise erode market share for the iPod.