A Closer Look At The iPhone
Wow – So I checked this one to be posted from YouTube two days ago and now it finally shows up!?!? What the crap? I just figured it wasn’t going to post… I didn’t even have time to write my content before I got comments!
I was going to say exactly what Matt commented below. If you can weed through all the “Most Advanced” blah blah blah – this is actually a cool look at the product. It’s so funny when I read Matt’s comment because that was basically what I was going to write for the post. Some sort of ESP going on here?
I certainly do think some aspects of the product are very advanced.
- The User interface is quite cool looking – certainly a step in the right direction – trying to get away from keys and such. That allows the software designers to innovate their own context based control. If you want to call anything “Most Advanced,” this would (appear) to be that feature.
- It’s web browser is certainly a step up as well. Of course – much of the cool factor here is based on the controls. I find it silly though that during the Keynote the “Most Advanced Browser” was Safari. A great browser? Sure. Most advanced is marketing Jargon.
So, I guess I echo Matt’s sentiment below (that I had to re-post for some reason…). Let’s talk about the cool new features, the interface, the design – But let’s not get caught in the whirlwind of marketing mumbo-jumbo. The reality – there are devices out there that do many of the same things that the iPhone does for less money. Job’s just hopes and feels that the iPhone does it better, easier, etc. Time will tell.
This interview is a little less of a hype-fest than the Keynote, although, certainly not without it’s own marketing hogwash.
Things to scrap:
- The interviewer = Tool McToolerson
- “The best implementation of Google Maps on the planet”
- “…such a lofty company…”