First impressions, in no particular order:
- The device and OS are great.
- The network is not great(no surprise there).
- It pairs seamlessly with the Prius hands free system.
- It lacks MMS.
- The SIM is removable with a paper clip.
- It doesn’t seem to recognize and properly configure GAFYD accounts (at least it did not work with mine).
- Battery life is as claimed- great.
- Irony: the GSM radio interferes with my computer’s sound system. If the rebuttal to this is a suggestion that consumers need to understand RF shielding, it’s a miss (to be fair it’s an age-old issue).
- It represents a huge breakthrough, not in technology but in product. Industry pundits will rightfully suggest that a lot of the technologies in the iPhone have been around for a while. This is true, but Apple has artfully combined them, in conjunction with their own IP, to create something that will have a much more interesting legacy that a Wikipedia article. I recommend that everyone (who reads this blog) spend some time playing with an iPhone.