Man, the iPhone coverage out there has just been way over the top. I’m used to the Apple hype machine, but this is nuts. If I were a traveler from another planet or from a past epoch of world history, my initial assumption would be that the iPhone must be some kind of magic talisman or maybe an idol of worship. Does it confer special powers and blessings to its master? We will find out on Friday, I suppose.
You know, the truly bizarre thing about all the hype is that it started years before Apple even acknowledged they were working on a mobile phone. In fact, the unannounced mythical smart phone Apple was supposedly developing was called iPhone long before Apple called it iPhone. I was pretty surprised when Apple just went with the colloquial nickname. On hindsight, that was a brilliant move.
My dad’s planning on buying an iPhone this Friday or soon after, so I’m going to wait awhile and see how he and I like it. He can be the guinea pig. Besides, I’m broke.