Some of you may already have one, some of you may already have dropped it, but many of you still don’t know what the fuss is all about.
Here is a closer look at the iPhone when it was announced in January 10, 2007. See the crowd gather around a iPhone encased in a translucent glass encasing as if it was a relic of the Buddha. Big iPhone features included ‘visual voice mail’, touch dialing, speed dialing, regular dialing, and perhaps even rotary dialing. Phil Schiller, of Apple, is heard on the clip saying that the iPhone ‘the most advance phone ever made’ and the ‘the best ipod ever made.’
Here is the Never Been an iPod ad.
Here is the Calamari ad.
Here is a view from the 5th Avenue New York Apple store as people enter the store to buy the iPhone. Listen to the people cheer as if they had accomplished something, other than waiting for a day or two in line to get one.
I was able to head down the Apple store here in Palo Alto before they went on sale, before you ask, no I wasn’t in line to get one. The line extended from the Apple Store on University Ave circling as far back as Lytton Ave (over 1 block). The atmosphere was very festive, many people were sitting in beach chairs and resting comfortably under their parasols. People were well prepared, fully equipped with pizza, water, and other beverages. The people passed the time listening to their iPod or working on their laptops. People were of all ages, but unfortunately the vast majority of them where men. Some people wore black shirts with the iphone logo and on the back of the shirt it said “I was there 6/29/07″, apparently these shirts were distributed by a company not affiliated with Apple. Many news outlets such as TV, radio, newspapers, and bloggers where present to cover the event line.
If you aren’t tired of all the iPhone press coverage here are some more…
iPhone First Impressions
Apple iPhone launch draws gadget geeks
iPhone first hands-on video in HD
Multiple iPhone Activation Errors
iPhone Live Disassembly
iPhone Touch Typing: Day 1
Video Interview with Steve Wozniak
iPhone first hands-on and unboxing
The iPhone’s on eBay already