I have some disputes about the iPhone.
I have a Motorola SYNC right now (The phone cingular spends all day and night trying to advertise for: Rock the kashba commercial for instance). It's music is a jip, it's got 512 MB. This is the 'Music Phone', keep in mind.
I get about 60 songs on it, but here's the hassle, if you don't have Napster, you have to create an account and pay $15 a month to keep using your phone for music. At this point, that's not happening. That is part of the reason I flew right on board for the iPhone immediately. Also, I have a 80GB iPod. I got about 20GB remaining.
On top of that I have a MacBook Pro. ($1999 Model). My phone is in on 24 hours a day, and here's practically the breakdown on an average day:
8 Hours Charge
15 Hours In My Pocket
1 Hour In Use.
that's pretty average. You might say if you got an iPod why do you want this phone, I mean, that is the only major thing that seperates the iPhone from PDA's and such. You don't have to keep track of your iPod and take it everywhere with this, and on top of that, the new transfer purchased music from ipod feature on itunes is great, i can swap out tons of my friends music with this and I will be able to do that if I get an iPhone without bringing my iPod.
Here it gets ugly, if you got a video ipod, you know that videos suck the hell out of memory and battery. [For example, the 100 Minute Steve Jobs presentation of the iPhone is over 1GB. So, you can have like 500 Minutes of video (3 movies-ish)]. That leaves nothing for music, pics, your own videos (Not that you can do much with a Phone camera, but 2MP is not too bad for a phone. Not bad at all for a phone. The problem with that is people that are gonna dish out $600 are gonna be upperend people looking for upperend everything. Back to my scenario though, that I'm sure relates to some of you.
1) Right after watching Steve Job's 100 minute performance I practically was getting ready to go on eBay and sell all the crap I can to get my hands on that 8gb.
2) They're are tons of things that are on normal phones that are gonna be lacked on this iPhone, atleast on the first generation model.
a) EDGE? Why frickin edge? It's nothing compared to 3G. People around nothing can get EDGE, but if I recall Apple's trying to make money, and a few rare people compared to mass population doesn't hold up too great.
b) Battery-Life. It will not hold up great with Videos. All that on your Iphone will not help either with everything constantly running.
c) Gonna nead a Mac to do nearly everything on it. I have a Mac, but I bet most don't. I used to have a Windows.
3) That brings me to a great point, though. If you have ever owned a Mac after a Windows, the difference is crazy. It is unbelievable. Every little feature on Windows is expanded on Macs. On top of that, Macs add virctually twice as many features. Widgets are great, but on the iPhone, you can only have stocks and was it weather? 2nd Generation will be sure to have more than that. Hopefully you can download a few from Apple.com. Hopefully!
4) If I buy an iPhone, the 2nd generation will blow me away, Im sure. I owned a 2G iPod and have had the new gen. every step of the way since, including from 60GB Video to 80GB. (My 60Gb was full, though).
So, before I spend $600, Ill wait for the 16GB hard-drive. (That is what will be next, no 60 in sight, if I recall iPod SLOWLY CLIMBED TO 80GB. Took like 5 years. 2nd gen will likely have 3G.