As many of you saw on Monday, Steve Jobs announced the new 3G iPhone. Frankly, I’m not impressed. Of course, I will most likely get one to replace the one that was stolen from me a few months ago but I’m pretty sad about the surge in Data Plan costs.
Over the 2 year locked in contract with AT&T I will pay and additional $240 in data costs. Factor that in with the $20 you already need to pay for data, plus the $50 in phone charges, plus NY’s astronimcal taxes, it comes to about $100/month or $2400 over 2 years. Whew! That’s a whole lotta cheddar yo!
I was really hoping that the new phone would come with some really appealing features that would make me want to stand in line at the apple store July 11th. But really, the only new features that I will find at all useful are the 3G and maybe the GPS (although I can’t realistically see myself using it that much). The enterprise stuff is great for people who’s company will let them use their iphone for business, but I will still be toting around a blackberry as well. I was really hoping for a flash and more hard drive space.
I did purchase a mobileMe account. I’m curious to see what that will do for my iPhone/workflow.
Anyway, those are my inital thoughts. Because I’m a sucker, I will most likely buy the phone as soon as it comes out, but with some grunts and grumbles along the way.
Ahhh, yes. the iPhone… looks like I might be getting on soon, though I don’t really want to switch to the Death Star… I signed up for the iPhone/Touch SDK and will be starting app development starting this weekend. The fact that v2.0 has Exchange support is a big win for me.
I was somewhat disappointed with the announcement. To be honest, I think all the rumors spoiled things for me. Some of the things that I was looking forward to are copy/paste functionality, MMS, and perhaps video.
I am pretty content with my current iPhone and where I live the 3G coverage is craptacular so I probably won’t be getting a new iPhone any time soon.
I am interested in MobileMe. My dot mac account just expired so I am going wait to see how it works and perhaps renew it.
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