A few years ago – I bought, (actually my wife bought me – for a gift), the original, first generation iPhone. She knew I wanted one, I have been an early adopter, and although I have been a bit cynical and critical of Steve Jobs and the Apple attitude for the past decade or so, when the iPhone was release, I saw it as actually being a real shift in technology. Similar to what had happened in (desktop) print publishing 20 years ago, and (digital) music publishing 10 years ago… and now it is happening with human mobility. Or maybe we can call it “personal publishing.”At a recent Digital Hollywood conference, I saw a great deal of iPads floating around, I would look over someone’s shoulder, say “hey how’d you like your iPad?” they always smiled as if a kid in a sandbox with the toy that the other kids wanted to play with. A few weeks back I also heard Jon Stewart blast Apple and Jobs about the iPad being nothing more than a bulky iPhone, but you can’t make a phone call with it. For me… I’m still holding my first gen iPhone in hand, I look to you and others who have adopted the 3G and now the new iPhone 4. Do you like em? Are they revolutionary or rather evolutionary of the revolution that has already occurred. Don’t get me wrong… why not get all the latest, greatest gadgets. The other day, I saw the line outside the Apple store 5 days in advance of the iPhone… 5 DAYS!!! Anyway… as you and I determine the true value of mobile technology in our own lives and how the iPhone 4 fits into it, I thought I’d share some of the latest info regarding the new iPhone 4 (the upgrade) If you already have one… please share your thoughts.
@johnayers Mashable: Reception issue http://tinyurl.com/2dhn489 PC World: Antenna Problems http://tinyurl.com/23jwd52 Apple: iPhone is great http://www.apple.com/iphone/ USA Today: iPhone 4 sales solid in first day http://tinyurl.com/362zbaq Engadget: iPhone Review http://tinyurl.com/3yx28lh Huffington Post: Worst things about iPhone http://tinyurl.com/2377l66 PTech: iPhone – Top of Class http://tinyurl.com/32xe9ae cNet: Reviews http://www.cnet.com/apple-iphone.html Macnn: Jobs responds to Reception http://tinyurl.com/2gy46fx CapitalTalk: iPhone Tech Problems http://capitaltalk.org/read/2973/default.html The Next Web: Battery Life http://tinyurl.com/36tu9y6 ComputerWorld: FaceTime (videochat) http://tinyurl.com/27xtbz9