Daring Fireball: iPhone First Impressions

The iPhone is here and making history as one of the most hyped product introductions in history.  Gruber gives his opinions on Apple's most innovative product to date.

Daring Fireball: iPhone First Impressions
Overall day one impression: the iPhone is 95 percent amazing, 5 percent maddening. I’m just blown away by how nice it is – very thoughtful UI design and outstanding engineering. It is very fun.

Apple keyboard and mouse patents

It appears Apple has been busy developing new uses for the Click Wheel and other touch sensitive devices. ZDNet's Apple Core blog is carrying a story about an Apple patent application that indicates that Apple may be looking to incorporate the click wheel into future keyboard designs. The wheel would be placed where the numeric keypad is today. I am not yet ready to give up my keypad. When working with spreadsheets the keypad is the fastest way to enter numbers. Isn't that why is was added to the keyboard in the first place?

Time Magazine: Apple's New Calling: the iPhone

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I saw the streamed the presentation from Apple's web site and finally someone make a cell phone I truly want. Goodbye Verizon Wireless!!!

Apple's new iPhone could do to the cell phone market what the iPod did to the portable music player market: crush it pitilessly beneath the weight of its own superiority. This is unfortunate for anybody else who makes cell phones, but it's good news for those of us who use them.

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