Stop the Madness!
Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on June 19, 2007
Apple’s iPhone is still 10 days away from its official launch and already my inbox is filling up with commentary, advice, and analysis, just about all of it from people who, like myself, have yet to get their hands on one. And the contents are getting odder and odder.
This morning, for example, I got a pitch for a book called The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to the iPhone by Damon Brown.According to the press release, the book promises, among other things, advice on the use of the iPhone’s “comprehensive GPS system.” Only the iPhone doesn’t have any sort of global positioning system capability.
Others are even odder. For example, Prevalent Device’s Phraze-It keyboard. This lets owners of windows Mobile devices, many of which come with small but perfectly usable physical keyboards, to duplicate one of iPhone’s more dubious features, the on-screen, touch sensitive keyboard.
It’s time for everyone to take a deep breath and wait for June 29th.