Well, reading the transcript of the MacWorld keynote, all I can say is: a jaw-dropped WOW!
They really, really get it. None of this “let’s join gadgets together with different protocols and string and stuff”… the iPhone just does the lot.
I don’t have an iPod. I’ve always thought that if I got one, I’d really want one of the models with lots and lots of Gb of space. The iPhone is only 4Gb or 8Gb… but runs OS X (which I salivate over whenever I pass an Apple store)… and it looks sooo nice, it hurts. What self-respecting gadget fan isn’t going to fall over him/herself to have one of these?
On a cynical note, I’ll be interested to see how much it sells for in the UK; what the various mobile operators do about letting UK users get hold of it; and how well the screen holds up to the use of the finger as a pointing device (scratched iPod nanos, anyone?).
I have to say that the difference between Apple and Microsoft is striking though. This thing is convergence.