The introduction of the Apple iPhone yesterday was blowing away the CES coverage in an instant. The iPhone is already the hottest must have gadget in 2007.
Some lucky people already have been able to touch the Apple iPhone and report first hand experiences. NY Times' David Pogue played for an hour with it during an interview with Steve Jobs and Phil Schiller. Mr. Pogue likes how the iPhone feels in his hand and how the UI works. Typing emails on the screen is not that easy, but the SW is still changing. The web browser must be amazing, though the connection speed on the road might be an issue without 3G.
Gizmodo also got a hands-on time with the iPhone. Their verdict is that calling mom works, screen is most gorgeous ever, gestures work and typing is not that easy.
The Apple stock rose 8.3% yesterday and Apple is now just called Apple, Inc.
Watch this CNBC Video interview with Steve Jobs, to hear why Steve wanted to reinvent the mobile phone.
In case you are wondering how Apple gets away calling the device iPhone, while Cisco is already having the trademark then read this short report on MarketWatch. Cisco says that they are close to a signed deal on the use of the iPhone trademark. I applaud Cisco for this great move to release a phone related product just before Apple can launch the iPhone, which sure has been driving up the price for the iPhone trademark.Gizmodo has a good photo gallery from Macword 2007 that shows the Apple iPhone in the real world.
Engadget has a video of the iPhone at Macworld 2007.
Now we only have to wait until June to get our hands on the coolest gadget of 2007. I hope when the iPhone comes out in Europe in Q4 2007 it will support 3G.
For glossy iPhone information visit the iPhone pages on Apple.com. For more infos and pricing on the iPhone itself see also our initial iPhone coverage.