June 13, 2007
“I’m waiting to see what happens to the others before I drink the Cool-Aid.” – Me on the iPhone
I have a feeling the iPhone will crash and burn, and here’s why…
- Nobody has been able to demo the keyboard without making mistakes.
I’ve done a little bit of sales work myself, that guy must have practiced using the keyboard A LOT before the show. Previous mistakes had already caused many people to question the keyboard. “…it works great if you trust the keyboard…” – Jobs.
- People won’t want to surf the Internet using their phone instead of their laptop. Holding up a phone and squinting to see the LCD isn’t fun, and data plans are expensive.
- Gesturing is cool, but after the thrill wears off it might become a chore. Honestly, why hasn’t anyone mentioned this? There’s a reason we use keyboards instead of touch-screens. …The keyboard is faster.
- The fancy graphics are nice at first, but after the thrill wears off the animations might seem time-consuming.
What I liked about the iPod was that navigation was REALLY-FREAKIN-SIMPLE. All those other media players had more complicated, better looking GUIs. And I think iPod’s ugly little scrolling UI won for a reason.
Well we’ll see. I wanted to get these predictions blogged before the iPhone is released so I can revisit this when/if it flops.
….And if the iPhone isn’t a flop I’ll buy at least two.