Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The $1,975 iPod

I don't know what's going on here, but first I had to compliment John Gruber today, and now Mac Zealot Tom Yager gets it right:
"The unhappy fact is that for all the glamorous marketing and positioning, iPhone turns out to be the worst $1,975 investment (iPhone plus two years minimum, mandatory service) you could make in mobile communications. If you put that kind of money into a BlackBerry, Treo, Windows Mobile, or Symbian device, you will be blown away by what a genuine professional mobile handset can do for you, out of the box, through incremental improvement by the manufacturer and wireless operator, and extension by downloadable third-party software."
I sense a disturbance in the force.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Thank goodness there are a few honest pundits around. I was also pleased to see this news item:

Experts warn against wearing iPods during electrical storms

I hope Rob Enderle picks up on this. He's already done the responsible thing and pointed out that an iPhone could kill you if you text from it while driving or could lead to your being murdered if its battery runs out when you're in a "bad neighborhood". He really ought to point out to the public what dangerous devices iPods are, too.