In a word: Wow!
The Steve unleashed Apples long-awaited iPhone this afternoon in his keynote at MWSF and it blew me away. So much so in fact that I’ve only just realised that there was no mention of OS X 10.5 “Leopard” or even iLife ’07.
This story is currently both the most read and the most emailed on the BBC News website. It’s only going to get more exposure (hopefully good) as people start to actually get their hands on them in the Summer.
The knocking of Apple for just releasing another MP3 player in 2001 and the now infamous Macrumors thread #500 looks silly today but I guess hindsight is always 20/20. I hope this has the same effect on everyone who questioned the wisdom of Apples foray into the mobile phone market.
They say that they’re aiming for a 1% market share, or about 10 million unit sales. Shouldn’t be too tricky. It could also prove to be the catalyst for Nokia et al to start to bring some fresh new ideas to the table.
Man, do I wish I bought a metric ass-load of Apple stock seven years ago!