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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

iPhone: not for me, but....

Despite the problem with my Powerbook that Apple refuses to fix thus far, I still like Apple products and likely will buy Apple products in the future. However, as attractive as the iPhone seems to be, I will not buy one because I live on top of a mountain with spotty cell phone coverage.

The cell phone towers are located below my home and I assume they are optimized to provide coverage for the surrounding valleys where the majority of people live. I am lucky to get any cell phone coverage at all. (If I stand on one foot near the dining room window between 6 and 7:15 PM and the wind is not blowing above 5 MPH... ) So, I am not very confident that the iPhone will work any better at home.
Also, my WiFi and Powerbook provide more than adequate "mobile Internet" access at home.

Also, I hate phones. They are one of those "you can't live with them, you can't live without them" things. I dislike them so, that I don't even own a cell phone. My wife and daughter have one, but they are not for me.

However, that being said, I think the iPhone might shake things up and I direct you to the following blog post titled "Why the iPhone matters." If you are tired reading about the iPhone (I can't blame you), just read the end of the post: the last six paragraphs starting with the sub-heading "What do you mean? How could the iPhone change the larger phone business?"

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