I’ve had the chance to spend a bit more time with the iPhone now, and I’m ready to give my (unsurprising) verdict. Entered entirely from the phone itself, no less. This thing is amazing.
I honestly don’t know what Walt Mossberg was worried about when he initially had problems with the keyboard. I’m not even looking at the text as I type. As I plow ahead, iPhone just corrects my mistakes and moves on. It’s fantastic! Then again, Walt did eventually admit the keyboard was a non-issue. I honestly think it’s better than a non-issue, but, whatever. I’ve tapped out brief text snippets on my Motorola RAZR, but after this blog entry, I’m never looking back. The iPhone makes traditional cell keypads feel like a practical joke.
I could easily go on and on about this, but I’ll just cut to the chase: the iPhone will not only change the mobile communications industry forever, but in the long term, it will change what we expect from and how we interact with technology itself on a fundamental level.