Pogue: ‘The iPhone Matches Most of Its Hype’

David Pogue publishes the first review:

But the bigger achievement is the software. It’s fast, beautiful, menu-free, and dead simple to operate. You can’t get lost, because the solitary physical button below the screen always opens the Home page, arrayed with icons for the iPhone’s 16 functions.

Battery-life-wise, Pogue got 5 hours of video playback, 23 hours of audio — with Wi-Fi turned on. Apple’s battery life claims are for real.

No surprises in the drawbacks: EDGE is slow and typing on the touchscreen is slow.

Tuesday, 26 June 2007