Reuters: ‘With Hype High, iPhone May Have to Fight a Flop’

Yes, it does seem like a flop in the making, what with all the people wondering just how early they need to get in line to buy one on the first day they’re available.

[Harvard computer science professor David] Platt […] says the iPhone will likely miss the mark despite its cool look in TV commercials, because it was designed more to please engineers than a regular consumer.

Yes, it does, what with all of Apple’s talk about engineering apps like “YouTube” and “Safari” and “SMS”.

“You can imagine iPhone will be the miracle box that solves all problems … but when you actually have your hands on it and realize it takes five or six button presses to get something, then you start to get annoyed,” he said.

Uh-huh. My jackass stamp is nearly out of ink again, and it’s only Monday.

Monday, 25 June 2007