So that was it. Pretty amazing wasn't it? I don't know about you, but I love it.
There will obviously be a million posts about the iPhone and some of them may be better than this one. But I was thinking about something on the train home and I wanted to write about it whilst it was still fresh. So we are.
We've all got mobile phones. We've had them for years. The iPhone is a trillion times better these phones. But when I started thinking about it I realised that there has never really been a good phone.
Yes, there have been nice looking phones. There have been phones that do OK stuff, I'm sure you remember your first camera phone. But there has never, ever been a phone that makes you go wow. Try explaining why your phone is good to your Dad. Try explaining why it's better than his phone.
Difficult isn't it? Better camera. Err... it stores more text messages. Errr... it has better ringtones. Err....
Now try explaining why you're so excited about the iPhone.
Easy, isn't it?
That is good design my friends.
So why hasn't there been a good phone before? Why can't the design brilliance of companies like Nokia and Sony come up with something even half as good? Why have we had to wait this long for great phone. Design is the new management consultancy? Maybe Jonathan Ive is the new management consultancy. Jammy bastard.
(Little caveat. I haven't used an iPhone yet. It might be crap. Apple might mess the shipping up. It may break after a week. Maybe. I doubt it. But...)