First, I didn’t want an iPhone.
Then they lowered the price, and the gadget geek in me started to toy with the idea. I mean, just think! I could use it to show people my portfolio, no matter where we were! (This may be completely unrealistic, because I have no idea how it would display on an iPhone, but a girl can dream.)
Then they started crippling phones that had been modified to run third party software, and while I might not have ever wanted to run third party software on my pretend iPhone, I still didn’t like that Apple was taking the phones down with their updates.
Now, Apple has finally gotten a clue and has decided to open up to third party apps. The people (geeks) have been heard. Because seriously, in today’s tech market, if you want a product to be successful you have to get the geeks to be early adopters. Without the geeks, your product won’t go far. And with the price drop coming so soon after launch – another poorly thought out move if you want to keep the early-adopters happy – shutting down people’s phones was a bad decision.
I’m glad to see that they woke up. I have actually played with an iPhone now. Last week while at the ShootQ Set-up Party, Eric Hegwer, one of the Austin wedding photographers, showed me his. I thought that the interface was a bit wonky for typing, but he said that you get used to it and it is quite intuitive after awhile.
I’m still not sold. But maybe … someday … I will change my mind. Maybe.