iPhone

iPhone

Some notes and quick thoughts on the launch

  • The iPhone interface is pretty slick
  • The rich HTML Safari browser is definitely a feature to watch out for. I can already imagine a slew of mobile internet applications being developed to take advantage of this experience
  • Jason’s prediction on Apple cutting the crap (feature wise) and executing the basics beautifully is partly true. There’s loads of neat features to play with, especially watching TV shows, and interface enhancements that make you want to play with it.
  • Kottke does a visual comparison of the iPhone with some devices by making a scale model of the phone with specs from the Apple website
  • Louis compares the iPhone with other smartphones in the market
  • iphone.com does not redirect to the Apple website.
  • The iPhone with its OSX operating system will see more people switch to Mac
  • I’m concerned about how the phone can be maintained without smudging the screen now that it comes with a multi-touch screen. As Jon Hicks mentions, “touchscreens look lovely, until you touch them!
  • There’s a lot of scope for the accessory market to build an ecosystem around the iPhone. One neat add-on would be an organic fold-able keyboard complete with a dock that connects to the device using Bluetooth to aid in writing longer emails
  • Matt goes nostalgic and calls Apple, the new NASA
  • Chetan feels the iPhone is stupid as it doesn’t care for the blind
  • Khoi Vinh is head over heels in love with the typeface on the iPhone
  • Gruber suspects the iPhone being powered by ARM processor, in which Apple once had significant stake.
  • iWipe lets you keep the touch screen surface clean